Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Vaccinations and Money?

Do you really think there is money in making vaccines? Do you really think doctors get money from the pharmaceutical companies for the vaccines?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Jun. 20, 2008 in Kids' Health

Answers (9)
  • Nope to both. The vaccine companies get their money from the drugs they make like Viagra and Celebrex and etc. Anyways, the government has to ask them to make more vaccines.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • The doctors DO get a kick back from their pharmacutical rep for using one shot over another and for promoting one drug over another. Sad but true.
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 4:05 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • Absolutely. They get something for it. It's really sad and makes me question if they are all that necessary.
    atheistzmbie

    Answer by atheistzmbie at 4:23 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • Uh...of course there is money in making vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies are big money makers and, honestly, anyone who does not think so is an idiot.
    As for money for Dr's, they don't necessarily get direct money, but they get "perks", or "brownie points" from Pharmaceutical companies for having all patients up to date. But many Dr's invest money in pharmaceutical stocks, so yes, they have something to gain and lose off of them.
    iamhis0

    Answer by iamhis0 at 5:25 PM on Jun. 20, 2008

  • Answered by:iamhis0
    4:25 PM on June 20, 2008Uh...of course there is money in making vaccines. Pharmaceutical companies are big money makers and, honestly, anyone who does not think so is an idiot.
    As for money for Dr's, they don't necessarily get direct money, but they get "perks", or "brownie points" from Pharmaceutical companies for having all patients up to date. But many Dr's invest money in pharmaceutical stocks, so yes, they have something to gain and lose off of them
    This person is absolutely right!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    jenniferm

    Answer by jenniferm at 8:06 PM on Jun. 21, 2008

  • It is about the money. It is a multi billion dollar business. Between Well Baby fees, Pharmacuetical incentives, and share holdings, the money is everywhere. I also read that doctors can get paid to run trial's on new drugs and vaccines. I can't remember where, but it is something to look into.

    I didn't understand this. Do they think the vaccines are free? Or that no profit is involved. Very naive.
    ______________________________________________
    Nope to both. The vaccine companies get their money from the drugs they make like Viagra and Celebrex and etc. Anyways, the government has to ask them to make more vaccines.
    anziomom

    Answer by anziomom at 8:34 PM on Jun. 22, 2008

  • I understand there is money in it but if there was a bunch of money in it the government wouldn't have to ask the companies to make more.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 AM on Jun. 23, 2008

  • You have to think about all of the fees the doctors pay. After purchasing the vaccines (for hundreds of dollars sometimes) they have to pay their staff for administering it. They do not pocket it all. They have fees too!
    The drug companies are making the most money.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:06 PM on Jun. 29, 2008

  • Yes. Money is why this vaccine thing is so out of control. The Pharmaceutical industry spends 30 billion a year bribing doctors and politicians to make sure their products are bought. Two different articles I read said they specifically get from $10,000 to $500,000. each. They certainly can afford it. The money comes back to them with an extremely high profit. It works like this. Give infants vaccines that cause alot of health issues all through life. That child is using medication after medication. Put that figure in the millions and you get Mega Billions.
    kryysteez

    Answer by kryysteez at 3:40 PM on Aug. 31, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN