Ebola Vaccine Makers Get Liability Immunity From HHS

Law360, New York (December 9, 2014, 3:42 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said on Tuesday that it is extending liability protections to makers of experimental Ebola vaccines, including GlaxoSmithKline PLC, hoping to spur the global development of vaccines to fight the ongoing epidemic in West Africa.

HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell made the declaration under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act of 2005, giving vaccine manufacturers immunity against liability claims stemming from the development, testing, distribution and administration of three vaccines for the Ebola virus. This immunity will motivate pharmaceutical companies to research and develop these Ebola vaccines and use them in large-scale campaigns...

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