U.S. Awards Bird Flu Vaccine Contracts
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 17, 2007; 5:36 PM
WASHINGTON -- The government awarded contracts Wednesday to three drug makers tasked with developing a vaccine for bird flu using technology that will help stretch the supply of the medicine.
The contracts, valued at $132.5 million, may provide a way for more Americans to have access to a vaccine in the event of a pandemic, said Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt.