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Sanofi Pasteur Refuses U.S. Army’s Request For ‘Fair’ U.S. Pricing Of Experimental Zika Vaccine Developed With Federal Grants

STAT: Sanofi rejects U.S. Army request for ‘fair’ pricing for a Zika vaccine
“Sanofi Pasteur has rejected a request from the U.S. Army to set an affordable U.S. price for a Zika virus vaccine that the company is developing with American taxpayer funds, prompting an angry response from Senator Bernie Sanders. For months, Sanders has pushed the Army to negotiate a more favorable agreement with Sanofi, which is one of the world’s largest vaccine makers and which has already received a $43 million U.S. research grant. But Sanofi recently refused, according to an Army timeline of events reviewed by STAT…” (Silverman, 5/17).

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