One more reason to get annoyed at accountants..
By sommerfeld on Apr 17, 2005
According to the WaPo, due to tighter interpretations of regulations by accountants, the Pediatric Vaccine Stockpile is at Risk:
... they can no longer treat as revenue the money they get when they sell millions of doses of vaccine to the stockpile because the shots are not delivered until the government calls for them in emergencies. Instead, the vials are held in the manufacturers' warehouses, where they are considered unsold ...and therefore participation in the program hurts the Officially Recognized Bottom Line (even though it puts money in the bank..). Ouch.