IOM (Institute of Medicine). (2012). Prepositioning Antibiotics for Anthrax.
The Institute of Medicine convened a committee to study the role of various prepositioning strategies in the overall medical countermeasures dispensing strategy. The committee found that while prepositioning strategies can save time, it also provides less flexibility (e.g., should an attack take place at a different location or uses a strain of anthrax that is resistant to the pre-positioned treatment).