posted on Oct, 27 2004 @ 02:20 PM
The major pharmaceutical companies in the US provided almost 90% of the nations flu vaccine at one time. They did this despite a very low profit
margin for the product. Basically, they were doing us a favor.
In the late 80's a man from North Carolina who had received the vaccine got the flu.
The strain he caught was one of the strains in that years vaccine made by a US company. What did he do ? He sued and won. He was awarded almost 5
After that case was appealed and lost, most US pharmaceutical companies stopped making the vaccine.
The liability out weighed the profit margin. Since UK and Canadian laws prohibit such frivolous law suits, UK and Canadian companies began selling the
vaccine in the US.
By the way... the lawyer that represented the man in the flu shot law suit was a young ambulance chaser by the name of ...
..........and now you know the rest of the story...