Your taxpayer dollars, being transferred to the company that invested most in lobbyists and getting “connected.” This announcement comes 3 weeks after an earlier order for 3.42 million doses of anthrax vaccine. Although the new order will cost taxpayers over one billion dollars, it isn’t enough. Now the company wants to expand its vaccine market to children, who are not yet approved by FDA to receive it.
The Center for American Progress wrote an entire report about what a scam this company and its one product are. I wrote about rapacious Emergent Biosolutions here after the earlier order was announced. From Business Week:
The U.S. government has informed Emergent BioSolutions Inc. said that it plans to order 44.8 million doses of its BioThrax anthrax vaccine, the company said Thursday.
Emergent said it expected to finalize the contract during the third quarter, and deliver the doses of BioThrax to the Strategic National Stockpile over the next five years. The company has delivered about 42 million doses of BioThrax to the government over the past 12 years.