"Just as striking is the steady rise in prices in the last decade, with the cost of vaccines against measles, polio and tetanus roughly doubling between 2001 and 2010."
Why would the price of an exising vaccine double in less than 10 years ?? Did the cost of making the drug double or was there a scarcity issue ?? I think not. This is the reason the prices were kept secret for so long until UNICEF decided to publish them for all to see ... good for them .. tho they are still poisoning children by giving them vaccines ... but what this article shows is how vaccine prices are about making lotsa money & not about helping the world's children as it is portrayed ...
Notice Bill Gates' foundation is mentioned here .. his involvement in vaccines of course is scary with his comments at TED about how they can be used to DECREASE population !! Rather than save lives ... i blogged about that here so look it up ...
UNICEF discloses vaccine prices for 1st time
UNICEF last year spent $757 million to provide 2.5 billion doses of vaccines to 99 countries, reaching an estimated 58 percent of the world's children.
Its price list shows significant disparity, with Western drugmakers often charging UNICEF double what companies in India and Indonesia do. Just as striking is the steady rise in prices in the last decade, with the cost of vaccines against measles, polio and tetanus roughly doubling between 2001 and 2010. Prices of a few vaccines have remained flat or declined as additional competitors entered the market.
There's also a huge spread in prices among various vaccines.