Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Legal Shield for Vaccine Makers Is Inserted Into Military Bill

NYT- WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 - Companies making vaccines to protect against biological agents or pandemic viruses would be shielded from lawsuits, even if they are negligent or reckless, under a provision inserted into a military spending bill by Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, the majority leader...

Senator Edward M. Kennedy... said he would try to strip the language from the bill, arguing that it was not relevant to the military measure...

Critics said that authority, broadly construed, could apply to heart drugs or diabetes, for example, should the secretary declare heart disease or diabetes an epidemic... (more)

Frist sucks! Has he been indicted yet?

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