Should the Federal government go into the anti-venom manufacturing business?
The reason I ask is when trying to identify a snake my wife found in our yard and then I found in our pool strainer, I came across this about Coral snakes (which is what they were).
1. There are 15 - 25 Coral snake bites a year in America
2. It paralyzes the breathing muscles
3. Mechanical respirators and Large doses of the anti-venom Coralmyn is needed to save the victim
4. Pfizer, the only manufacturer, stopped making it because it wasn't profitable and the U.S. stockpile expired in 2008
5. The FDA has extended the expiration date annually
I don't see why they shouldn't. Snake bites are quite prolific in America; and, the cost of antivenom is astronomical. One snake bite by a venomous snake can financially ruin a family. I think it should be included in a public health plan no matter where you live.
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