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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

Whose Gardasil study is this, anyway?

Posted: February 9, 2012 Pharmaceutical

The results of a recently completed study were reported in USA Today on Jan. 28, which definitively declared that the HPV vaccine Gardasil does not trigger autoimmune disorders. The research was conducted in the wake of  public outcry and concern

New recommendations for Gardasil vaccine may put boys at risk

Posted: February 2, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Despite outcry from parents of girls who have received the HPV vaccine Gardasil, and criticism about the vaccine’s effectiveness from one of its own creators, this month the American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed its use for boys. This follows a

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Posted: January 23, 2012 Pharmaceutical

Throughout the month of January, women are observing Cervical Health Awareness Month. According to the National Cervical Cancer Coalition (NCCC), each year in the U.S., approximately 12,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer. More than 4,000 women die as a

CDC recommends expansion of Gardasil use to boys

Posted: October 26, 2011 Pharmaceutical

As expected, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee this week recommended expanding the use of the Gardasil vaccine, manufactured by Merck, to include boys and young men. The vaccine, which targets the human papillomavirus (HPV),

Did Bachmann overblow Gardasil side effects? What are the risks?

Posted: September 15, 2011 Pharmaceutical

In this week’s GOP Presidential debate, candidate Michele Bachmann criticized Texas Governor and presidential candidate Rick Perry for his attempt to mandate the use of Gardasil in his state. Gardasil, manufactured by Merck, is promoted as a preventive treatment against

Gardasil: do the benefits really outweigh the risks?

Posted: July 8, 2011 Pharmaceutical

There is much debate about the vaccine Gardasil, which was introduced in 2006 for girls, and marketed as a weapon against cervical cancer. The vaccine actually targets human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that is linked to the development

Vaccine watchdog group promotes letter writing campaign against Gardasil

Posted: June 21, 2011 Pharmaceutical

S.A.N.E. Vax, Inc., a non-profit organization established to promote safe, affordable, necessary, effective vaccines and vaccination practices, has announced a combined effort of concerned citizens worldwide to insist on government compliance with regulations and guidelines in the implementation and monitoring