Pediatricians Voice Anger Over Costs of Vaccines

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  1. dougadam

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/24/business/24vaccine.html?ref=health
     
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  2. p38lightning

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    As to costs: The American drug companies are recouping their R. and D. costs for new drugs and vaccines from the American market. It is understandable that drugs and vaccines sold in third world countries would be sold at prices well below the American market, as few people are insured, and mean income is well below that of the U.S. But it is an outrage that these products be sold in Canada, and other first world nations at prices well below the American market, when the citizens of these nations are "insured" and have mean incomes on par with the U.S.

    As to standard of care: That is being DICTATED by insurance companies, and is a long standing and all pervasive practice in the American medical "system" (or lack of it!). The key word here is "COMPANIES", which like all companies are driven by the bottom line on their balance sheets, not some sense of social welfare.
     
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