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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Vaccines: The Trials Continue

Theodore Dalrymple reviews Paul Offit's new book, and in so doing, explains why new vaccines are scarce.

A policy recommendations is included: "...an extension of the powers of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, to the exclusion of all tort litigation surrounding vaccines. Unless a remedy of this sort applies, he says, the sectional interest of a small group of people, the tort lawyers, will continue to inflict damage upon public health."

Who knows -- if we follow the recomendations, someday we may even have a vaccine against autism.

Hat tip: Walter Olson.

Posted by Amy Ridenour at 1:59 AM

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