This article originally appeared on HoneyColony.
The flu shot is a prediction as well as a billion dollar business.
Big Business of Flu
Am I the only one who literally winces whenever I spot a CVS or Walgreen’s pharmacy doling out free flu shots to ward off influenza?
According to the stats, I seem to be in the minority. This year, according to CNBC, more vaccines will be distributed in the U.S. than ever before: a projected 179 million doses, amounting in $1.61 billion in revenue for Big Pharma. Globally, manufacturer CSL estimates the market for influenza vaccine equates to about $4 billion.
Reason Number #1: Why give my money to Sanofi Pasteur, CSL and GlaxoSmithKline? Despite their attempts, cases of the flu are going up in many states while strains are getting meaner.
“Getting the flu vaccine is always your best bet for avoiding the flu,” is what you will hear over and over again.… Read the rest