Wary of Smallpox Attack, U.S. Buys Up a Costly Drug

The United States government is buying enough of a new smallpoxmedicine to treat two million people in the event of a bioterrorism attack, and took delivery of the first shipment of it last week. But the purchase has set off a debate about the lucrative contract, with some experts saying the government is buying too much of the drug at too high a price.


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