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NIAID's $233 Million Problem Put on Hold

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Science  16 May 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5622, pp. 1065
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5622.1065a

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Two influential U.S. senators have ridden to the rescue of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which has been scrambling to comply with a surprise directive from the White House Office of Management and Budget to commit $233 million of its fiscal year 2003 budget to "procure" millions of doses of a new-generation anthrax vaccine.