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Drug Companies Pay FDA and NIH Pays Universities to Fast Track and Market Vaccines

When it comes to cozy business relationships between government and industry, there is nothing like the lucrative one that Congress has encouraged federal health agencies to create with the drug and vaccine industry. One hand washes the other.  Have you ever wondered how some new drugs and vaccines vault to the front of the line of the FDA's licensing process using fast-track approvals? One way is through a federal law, the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act passed by Congress in 2007, which allows a company developing a treatment for a neglected or rare pediatric disease to pay the FDA for a priority review voucher.  Read more...



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