September 13, 2017

Meningitis Vaccines are required for Vermont College students but exemption forms are available. Are you uneasy about the role of marketing in leveraging parental fears to sell (and mandate) more vaccines?  For Meningitis B Vaccines, Climbing Revenue, and Plenty of Skepticism – by SHEFALI LUTHRA https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/07/business/meningitis-b-vaccines.html (print-pdf) ….However, the headlines prompted by the 13 campus cases — which resulted in one death and one double amputation — helped reshape the financial prospects for the drugs. Some physicians and other industry experts are now growing uneasy about the role of marketing in leveraging parental fears to sell the meningitis B vaccines as well as other expensive vaccines for rare illnesses. A complete Bexsero series costs $320. A competing vaccine for meningitis B, Trumenba, a Pfizer product, costs $345… Read More