Friday, May 29, 2015

The Daily Flashback: Hastert Edition

Frist and Hastert Let Vaccine Industry Write Its Own Multi-Billion Dollar Giveaway | ThinkProgress:

Last December, Senate Majority Leader Bill First (R-TN) and House Speaker Dennis Hastert inserted a provision in the Defense Appropriations bill that granted vaccine manufactures near-total immunity for injuries or deaths (even in cases of “gross negligence”) caused by their drugs during a viral pandemic, such as an outbreak of the avian flu. The legislation was “worth billions of dollars” to a small group of drug makers...

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