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Rotavirus Vaccine Sparks Controversy in Poor Nations

NPR's Joanne Silberner reports on the continuing controversy over a vaccine to prevent one of the leading killers of children in the so-called developing world, the rotavirus. The vaccine is currently too expensive for poor nations to afford, and the pharmaceutical companies developing the vaccine are insisting on more testing.

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Joanne Silberner is a health policy correspondent for National Public Radio. She covers medicine, health reform, and changes in the health care marketplace.