Update: The vote has already taken place. Shamefully, Congress put corporate interests above the public interest and passed this unsafe, unfair, and unnecessary legislation. Thank you for your efforts in helping to stop the drug industry giveaway. Please use the space below to send a personal note to your member of Congress expressing your disappointment in the passage of this legislation.
Republicans are exploiting anxieties about avian flu to quietly pass legislation that shields the drug industry from being held legally accountable when flu vaccines and other pharmaceuticals used to treat pandemic diseases cause death, disability or serious sickness. (Majority Leader Frist has attached it as a provision in a completely unrelated defense spending bill, hoping no one will notice!)