I'd like to say cents

The reason they didn't pursue the safer vaccine came down to - I'd like to say dollars and...

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Mike Hugo - Plaintiff's Attorney in Vaccine Injury Litigation:
[on the DPT whole-cell vaccine]
The reason they didn't pursue the safer vaccine came down to - I'd like to say dollars and cents, but I can't; I'd like to say cents, but I can't. I'd have to say less than a cent per dose to make it safer. And they were unwilling to cut into their profit margin.


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- The reason they didn't pursue the safer vaccine
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came down to I'd like to say dollars and cents,
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but I can't, I'd like to say cents, but I can't.
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(coin jangling)
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I'd have to say less than a cent per dose to make it safer.
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And they were unwilling to cut into their profit margin.
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- So 1963 was the earliest
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they knew they could make a safer vaccine?
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- No, it wasn't.
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Lederle filed a patent on an acellular vaccine
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of toxicity in 1937.
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- Are you kidding me?
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60 years before the safer vaccine was actually licensed?
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So what did they do with this patent?
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(phone ringing)
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- [Hugo] I can't answer.
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I don't think anybody other than
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the folks at Lederle can tell you
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what was going on in their evil minds.
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They knew they could make it safer,
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but they didn't want to spend the money.

Clip duration: 58 seconds
Views: 109
Timestamp in movie: 00h 33m 21s
Uploaded: 22 October, 2021
Genres: documentary, drama
Summary: A dramatic forensic examination of the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act and its consequences.


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