Pharmaceutical companies produce vaccines, but have been given a full liability shield by the US government. They have no incentive to improve their products, and no incentive to verify the accuracy of their claims. Read more:
- Blurred lines of influence | When pertussis experts rely on vaccine companies for money, ethical dilemmas abound (pdf version)
Chris Warde-Jones – The New York Times
Gayle DeLong – Department of Economics and Finance, Baruch College, New York, New York, USA
2006: In the wake of overhauling the FDA, lawmakers tried to crack down on conflicts of interest within the Centers for Disease Control.