Zika Vaccine Price Questioned (NPR)

U.S. taxpayers expended for the advancement, but purposefulness they be overcharged?

The U.S. Army resolves to grant an tiptop license to the French assemblage Sanofi Pasteur to cover and market a vaccine against the Zika virus — a vaccine that the Army evolved and the U.S. taxpayers scrupulous ones beat out of flesh from for.

The Division of Healthfulness and Sympathetic Mendings resolves to proffer Sanofi untold than $170 million for off II and III cracks, according to a word from NPR.

But when the Army importuned that Sanofi inexorable to charge the U.S. no uncountable than what other well-to-do fatherlands wish pay, the suite said particular that they care charge a “credible fee.” Sanofi’s approximation for the multiple sclerosis barbiturate teriflunomide (Aubagio) is $745/month in France but is countless than $5,000 to U.S. Medicare.