Flu vaccines for new strain to fall short
News On Japan via Yomiuri -- Nov 28
Vaccines against a new strain of influenza may fall short of the supply needed for 25 million people in fiscal 2013 as one domestic maker has discontinued production, the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry said Thursday.
The ministry said one of four domestic entities set to produce the supply of vaccines for all Japanese nationals had discontinued the work, which was subsidized by the government.
The vaccines are shots to be administered to citizens in the event there is a highly virulent new strain of flu.
Though the government had planned to secure the entire supply by the end of fiscal 2013, its procurement for 25 million people will likely be delayed to fiscal 2014 or later.
one good stockpile order and...
i wonder if a stockpile order from japan would put pressure on HHS to approve a drug in desperate need by the US tax payers who funded it.
let's see, how could stoney screw this up? I KNOW- DON'T EVEN MENTION WE SELL P IN JAPAN AT AN INVESTOR CONFERENCE...
there may be some reason to think Japan would put a 1/2 million doses in the vault if things get bad enough. That's $64M dollar stockpile at 17% = $10.8 M - $4M annual debt load against those sales.. = $6.8M net to BCRX.
Uh, THEY MAKE NO, ZERO, NO, ZERO money or PROFIT from lousy "P" so why mention it? It's DEBT to the company. They end up PAYING DEBT PAYMENTS every qtr for lousy "P" do to the "factoring" finance SCAM DEAL they did back when. They have $30 MILLION in debt on their books, PLUS INTEREST payments for the lousy "P" that DOES NOT SELL. LEARN, fool- I mean WHACKO-jac.