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U.S. advisers recommend Gardasil (HPV) vac be given to boys....

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kerrymumbles Tue 25-Oct-11 18:26:50


Garadsil researcher speaks out

kerrymumbles Tue 25-Oct-11 18:28:08


"The approval, which only applies to Merck's vaccine, may bolster sales of Gardasil, which have stalled amid competition from a rival GlaxoSmithKline product and because many younger women already have been immunized with Gardasil, limiting the market size."

bumbleymummy Tue 25-Oct-11 18:41:17

Very interesting from the article:

"The risks of serious adverse events including death reported after Gardasil use in (the JAMA article by CDC's Dr. Barbara Slade) were 3.4/100,000 doses distributed. The rate of serious adverse events on par with the death rate of cervical cancer. Gardasil has been associated with at least as many serious adverse events as there are deaths from cervical cancer developing each year. Indeed, the risks of vaccination are underreported in Slade's article, as they are based on a denominator of doses distributed from Merck's warehouse. Up to a third of those doses may be in refrigerators waiting to be dispensed "

ArthurPewty Tue 25-Oct-11 19:41:14

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ArthurPewty Tue 25-Oct-11 19:42:21

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ArthurPewty Wed 26-Oct-11 08:51:39

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