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Subject:  Re: Where's my flu shot, John Edwards? Date:  10/18/2004  7:34 PM
Author:  jpbailey Number:  195455 of 734363

The drug market is nearly $400 billion. Vaccines account for just $6 billion, and are not high margin.

True.

One would think this administration could get its own Health and Human Services department to support the party line if it were indeed true.

I think you forgot to include the first part of the quote:
Today, litigation again threatens stability of the vaccine program in the form of class action law suits, exemplified by those that have been filed involving vaccines that contain thimerosal. The VICP is currently understaffed to meet the new increased numbers of claims.

In fact, the entire report talks about the problem as being multifacted and needing a multifacted approach with short and long-range term solutions.

--John

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