“That’s a symbolic moment: vaccines are joining other biological products as the main driver for the pharmaceutical industry overall. The expansion of the therapeutic vaccines segment will accelerate that process, with vaccine treatments for melanoma, ovarian and lung cancers in the next ten years.”
Why do people say that "vaccines aren't big moneymakers for pharmaceutical companies"? I've heard that a lot...as if the company makes vaccines out of the kindness of their hearts or something. Or, is 33.8 billion not a lot to them?
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~Mark Twain
Well you just have to go to the article to find it. That the reason vaccines are a growing market share is the development of more vaccines against viruses linked to cancer, and also the flu vaccine. Not the typical childhood vaccination schedule.
Mother of two living in UK. Daughter (2007) born in USA, son (2010) born here. I'm pro natural birth, midwife care, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, baby wearing and a keen advocate of cloth diapering. I'm a full time working research scientist (physical sciences). Vaccines save lives.