Princeton Has Officially Gone “Dallas Buyers Club” on Meningitis Problem

Desperate times...

A couple weeks ago we wondered if Princeton was going to gives its students a vaccine not approved for use in this country–yes, you read that right–to combat its meningitis problem. Well, now they have. And like Ron Woodruff does in Dallas Buyers Club, and Jason Street ultimately didn’t in “Friday Night Lights,” they went ahead and did it.

The vaccine is called Bexsero and is made by Novartis. It has been approved in Europe and Australia. With the blessing of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Princeton will make the vaccine available to all undergraduate students, graduate students living in dorms or the Graduate College and annexes, and other university community members with particular medical conditions.

How soon til somebody fakes a case of meningitis to sell the stuff on the black market? [CNN]