21 Jan 2010

On persuading Novartis

Sergio Dompè, the president of the association of pharmaceutical industry (Farmindustria), hopes that Novartis and the Italian government will reach a new agreement to change their contract and to convert the swine flu vaccine supply in something else. Instead of buying other doses, the government will buy other products. Dompè said that, considering the actual need, it's understandable to find a way to make more efficient the expenditure (184 million euros). He also added that he will try to persuade Novartis to change the contract. Only 865,000 people in Italy got the swine flu shot, while some 10 millions of doses are stocked. Other 14 millions of doses have been ordered but not yet delivered.

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