HPV Tagged Articles

Home-testing kits for HPV may soon be available for consumers

Posted: February 10, 2014 Pharmaceutical

Some home-testing kits for the human papillomavirus (HPV) can accurately detect precancerous cervical cells with almost the same accuracy as a clinical test and may soon be made available to patients by their physicians, a new European study announced.

FDA warns of fires associated with OTC wart removers

Posted: January 19, 2014 Personal Injury

Some over-the-counter wart removers that work by freezing the wart have caught fire during home use, harming some people or setting fire to items around the house, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns.

Nearly 750,000 Gardasil vaccines recalled due to possible contamination

Posted: December 20, 2013 Recalls

Hundreds of thousands of Gardasil vaccines are being recalled because they may be contaminated with little bits of glass, according to a statement released by Merck & Co. While no injuries have been reported, if administered, the contaminated vaccines may cause health

Two autopsies reveal Gardasil antigens entered brain, potentially triggering inflammation and death

Posted: November 30, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A postmortem analysis of two girls from different parts of the world who died after receiving injections of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has uncovered some astonishing evidence that components of the vaccine may be capable of triggering auto-immune

New study finds black women more prone to HPV infection, cervical cancer

Posted: April 4, 2012 Pharmaceutical

A new study conducted at the University of South Carolina indicates human papillomavirus (HPV) infections tend to last longer in college-age black females than in their white peers, potentially exposing them to a higher risk of developing cervical cancer.

Gardasil safety trials relied on “guesswork,” critics say

Posted: March 29, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Merck’s Gardasil human paillomavirus (HPV) vaccine could pose a significant health threat to the public because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relied on guesswork when it approved the drug, says Dr. Hanan Polansky of the Center for the

Is borax responsible for Gardasil’s adverse side effects?

Posted: March 28, 2012 Pharmaceutical

When French leaders voted to halt the sale and distribution of Merck’s human papilllomavirus (HPV) vaccine in France pending the results of a risk-benefit analysis, they said a number of questions about the vaccine remained unanswered. One of those questions

Gardasil distribution stalled in France pending government-ordered study

Posted: March 21, 2012 Pharmaceutical

The distribution of Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil has been halted in France, where a government-appointed group of immunologists and other researchers has been formed to determine if the benefits of the vaccine are worth the risks.

Less frequent pap testing won’t increase cervical cancer death rate, authorities say

Posted: March 19, 2012 Pharmaceutical

New guidelines established by the American Cancer Society and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force call for an end to annual Pap smear tests, recommending instead that women be tested once every three to five years. But as opponents of

Group offers support network for girls injured by Gardasil

Posted: March 8, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Girls who believe they have been harmed by Merck’s human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine and their families shouldn’t have to feel alone when dealing with the devastating effects many people believe the drug can have, thanks to an international outreach of