GOVERNMENT: Price Fixing in Polio Shots?

When the Salk vaccine proved successful in 1955. six drug firms were licensed to produce the vaccine. Exhorted by the U.S. Public Health Service to produce as fast as they could, the companies turned out more than 205 million doses of vac cine through 1957. sold 103.5 million doses to the Government for distribution to an eager public. Last week five of the companies -Eli Lilly & Co.. Allied Laboratories Inc.. American Home Products Corp.. Merck & Co.. Inc. and Parke. Davis & Co. -were indicted in a Trenton (N.J.) federal court on...

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