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Cost effectivity (Re: Hepatitis vaccines)

Naveed Panjwani n.panjwani at lshtm.ac.uk
Mon Jul 17 05:32:48 EST 1995


bap at MED.PITT.EDU (Bruce Phillips) wrote:
>
> 
> 	Prateek Lala recently answered a query about hepatitis vaccines
> incorrectly.  Currently, vaccines are available for hepatitis A (an
> inactivated virus protein prep.) and Hepatitis B (a recombinant protein
> prep.).  Unless something has happened very very recently, no vaccine is
> available for hepatitis C or E.

All very true, but let me ask you this. Are the vaccines available cheaply
for them to be administered in outbreak-containing quantities to people 
in the 3rd world, at public health facilities which have trouble 
with heavy patent-royalty propylaxes?

Naveed




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