House Asks DHS To Fork Over Docs On $433M SIGA Deal

Law360, New York (December 21, 2011, 3:32 PM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday asked Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to turn over documents detailing how a smallpox anti-viral acquisition initially estimated to cost $215 million turned into a $433 million SIGA Technologies Inc. sole-source contract.

In a letter dated Dec. 20, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce asked Sebelius to provide documents revealing how the agency determined the cost of the contract to buy the smallpox vaccine ST-246, as well as materials related to smallpox threats.

The panel...
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