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from Maggie Fox:

Is swine flu an investment opportunity?

You can prevent swine flu by washing your hands and keeping away from sick people, but how do you make money off of it?  Some smaller companies such as Vical and Novavax hope the pandemic might make a short cut for them.

In general vaccines are not lucrative money-makers but this could change.

And then there are always the big antiviral makers. CDC's new guidelines do not offer hope for much more market for them, however. They recommend preserving these drugs for people who really need them.

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