Published in Vaccine Weekly, August 25th, 2004
According to recent research from Italy, "During the past few years, vaccine shortage has been a serious problem affecting both developed and developing countries. The explanation is linked to the poor economic value associated with vaccines. Although every year the routine use of vaccines saves millions of lives, the economic value associated with them is negligible, especially if compared with the pharmaceutical market. This situation disincentives private investment, which prefers to focus on more profitable business."
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