— William Wilberforce
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Published December 2, 2016 | Best in Video
Did you know that the flu vaccine is the number one selling vaccine in America, but it is also the least effective? Each year, pharmaceutical companies produce over 150 million doses of influenza vaccine. Each dose sells for about $20, making flu vaccination a $3 billion annual industry. Over the past decade, annual flu vaccine effectiveness has varied between 10 and 60 percent. Last year’s flu vaccine was only 19 percent effective. That means for 80 percent of those who …
U.S. Representative Tom Price has been nominated for the position of Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) by President-elect Donald Trump. The six-term Republican congressman from Georgia’s 6th District currently serves as Chairman of the House Budget Committee. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Rep. Price, 62, would lead a department that has an annual operating budget of more than $1 trillion and oversees a number of key health regulatory agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Veterinary vaccines are the most profitable part of the growing animal medicine market. Profitability in the veterinary vaccine market is fueled by the drive for food safety and the high cost of treating contagious diseases in livestock animals, increasing investment in vaccines by government agencies, and rising demand for companion pets in countries around the world.
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