The Army Health Services have received instructions to distribute atropine sulphate, the known counter-poison used in chemical attacks, to the different hospital emergency services.

The decision was made following the terrorist attack in Paris on the 13th November 2015.

« Order of the 14 November 2015 authorising the use of atropine sulphate, injectable solution 40 mg/20 mL PCA , antidote to neurotoxic organophosphates ». NOR : AFSP1527645A, Journal Officiel de la République française n°0265, 15th November 2015 page 21381

Pete Kimberley