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Vaccine injury compensation

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House Government Reform/Criminal Justice, Drug Policy & Human Resources Subcommittee will hold a hearing Sept. 17 to discuss the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Invited witnesses include VICP Director Thomas Balbier, an un-named medical expert on vaccine injuries, a lawyer involved in vaccine injury litigation and families of those allegedly harmed. At an Aug. 3 hearing of the full committee, Subcommittee Chairman Mica (R-Fla.) requested that Surgeon General David Satcher, MD/PhD, submit recommendations to his staff on potential legislation to allocate VICP funds for vaccine safety research (1"The Pink Sheet" Aug. 9, p. 14)

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