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Glossary Term
Feb 27, 2008

Force Health Protection Program

As used in this Instruction, an organized program of healthcare preventive or therapeutic treatment, or preparations for such treatment, designed to meet the actual, anticipated, or potential needs of a group of military personnel in relation to military missions.

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Feb 27, 2008

Unapproved Product

A medical product that has not been approved by the FDA for general commercial marketing or that the FDA has determined may not be used for its intended purpose without an Emergency Use Authorization or under rules applicable to investigational new drugs or investigational devices.

Glossary Term
Feb 27, 2008

Drug Unapproved for Its Applied Use

As provided in section 1107 of Title 10, United States Code, an FDA-approved drug or biological product administered for a use not described in the approved labeling of the drug or biological product (referred to in subsection (g)(2)) and for which requirements of use authorization (referred to in subsection (d)(4)) and prior informed consent (referred to...

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Feb 27, 2008

Investigational New Drug

A drug or biological product subject to the FDA regulations at Part 312 of Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 50, 56, 312, Subpart I of Part 314, Subpart G  of Part 601, as amended, including: A drug not approved or a biological product not licensed by the FDA and a drug unapproved for its applied use.

Glossary Term
Feb 27, 2008

Emergency Use Authorization

An authorization from the FDA under section 564 of Reference (d) with respect to an unapproved product that allows, based on a declaration of emergency by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the product to be introduced into interstate commerce for use or for the intended use, subject to terms and conditions established by the FDA.  An EUA fo...

Glossary Term
Feb 27, 2008

Particular Military Operation

As used in this Instruction, a military operation or specific military mission or function which involves as part of a force health protection program the use of an IND as a medical countermeasure against any chemical, biological, or radiological warfare or other disease or health threat, and the Commissioner of Food and Drugs has determined that prior in...

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Feb 27, 2008

Medical Product

 A drug, including a biological product, or a medical device.

Glossary Term
Oct 4, 2004

Military Health System (MHS)

A world-class health system that supports the military mission by fostering, protecting, sustaining and restoring health.  It also provides the direction, resources, health care providers, and other means necessary for promoting the health of the beneficiary population. These include developing and promoting health awareness issues to educate custome...

Glossary Term
Oct 4, 2004

First Responders

The primary healthcare providers whose responsibility is the provision of immediate clinical care and stabilization in preparation for evacuation to the next level of care.  In addition to treating injuries, they treat Service members for common acute minor illnesses.  These elements of medical management prepare patients for return to duty or f...

Glossary Term
Oct 4, 2004

Health Surveillance

The systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of information on the health of a population and relevant health hazards, with timely dissemination of feedback to those who need it and can take action.  Comprehensive health surveillance provides actionable health-related information to military and medical decision-makers, allowing optimal in...

Glossary Term
Oct 4, 2004

Preventive Medicine

Anticipating, predicting, identifying, preventing, and controlling illnesses, injuries, communicable diseases (including vector-, food- and water-borne diseases), and diseases due to exposure to occupational and environmental health hazards.  It includes disciplines such as epidemiology, clinical preventive medicine, occupational medicine, industrial...

Glossary Term
Oct 4, 2004

Force Health Protection (FHP)

All measures taken by commanders, supervisors, individual Service members, and the MHS to promote, protect, improve, conserve, and restore the mental and physical well being of Service members across the range of military activities and operations.  These measures enable the fielding of a healthy and fit force, prevention of injuries and illness and ...

Glossary Term
Jan 6, 1995

Personal Services Contract (PSC)

A contract that, by its expressed terms or as administered, makes the contractor personnel appear, in effect, to be Government employees.

Glossary Term
Jan 6, 1995

Health Care Providers (HCPs)

Health services personnel who participate in clinical patient care. That does not include personnel whose duties are primarily administrative or clerical, nor personnel who provide maintenance or security services.

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