Owen Barder: Should we pay less for vaccines?

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Owen Barder Owen Barder, a development expert at the Center for Global Development, asks “ Should we pay less for vaccines? ” Barder’s post was prompted by the critical response some advocacy groups, like Oxfam and Médecins Sans Frontières (aka Doctors Without Borders) made after the successful fund-raising effort on June 13 by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, a massive project getting vaccines out to poor kids. As I noted at the time, these organizations and others were glad to see GAVI receive $4.3 billion in new funding but they felt the alliance was a bit too friendly to the drug industry and too willing to accept industry pricing.

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Owen Barder: Should we pay less for vaccines?