Sen. Kerry Calls For “Medical Arsenal Of Democracy” To Counter Bioterrorism
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Democratic presidential hopeful offers funding plan for earlier stages of product development than those covered by Administration’s BioShield project.
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