15 Mar 2006 Vaccines: The Trials Continue
Posted at 04:44h in Blog, Health, Legal Reform
Theodore Dalrymple reviews Paul Offit’s new book, and in so doing, explains why new vaccines are scarce.
A policy recommendations is included: “…an extension of the powers of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, to the exclusion of all tort litigation surrounding vaccines. Unless a remedy of this sort applies, he says, the sectional interest of a small group of people, the tort lawyers, will continue to inflict damage upon public health.”
Who knows — if we follow the recomendations, someday we may even have a vaccine against autism.
Hat tip: Walter Olson.