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Sanofi Gets $100 Million Contract from U.S. for Avian Flu Vaccine

September 16, 2005
by Jane Zhang
Wall Street Journal

Jeffrey Levi, senior policy adviser at the Trust for America's Health, an advocacy group, said 20 million people represented only half the number recommended for coverage by a prominent vaccine advisory committee, and added that HHS hasn't asked for additional funding for further purchases for the next fiscal year. "It's a step in the right direction, but a fraction of the investments the country is going to need to make to be fully prepared for a pandemic," he said. "The problem is that the administration has to ask for more money."

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