A drop in the number of DTP vaccine-related lawsuits in the United States has caused Lederle and Connaught laboratories to reduce the single-unit price of the vaccine from about $170 for a 15-dose vial to $133.75.

Physicians in North Carolina received an additional decrease from $133.75 to $55, due to the recent passage of state legislation that allowed Lederle and Connaught to eliminate the entire liability portion of their prices.

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