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Merck To Stop Lobbying Efforts To Require HPV Vaccine For 12-Year-Old Girls

Posted by Catherine Morgan on February 21, 2007

The Associated Press is reporting that Merck will stop lobbying to make it’s HPV vaccine mandatory. Maybe “the people” still have a voice after-all!

Merck criticized by parents and doctors for pushing cervical cancer vaccine

[The drugmaker had been criticized by parents and doctors’ groups for quietly funding the campaign via a third party to require 11- and 12-year-old girls get the three-dose vaccine in order to attend school.] — see full article at MSNBC

Merck launched Gardasil, the first vaccine to prevent cervical cancer, in June.

Sales totaled $255 million through the end of 2006, according to Merck.

Timing of Merck’s push questioned
Last month, the AP reported that Merck was channeling money for its state-mandate campaign through Women in Government, an advocacy group made up of female state legislators across the country.
] — see full article at MSNBC

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ALSO SEE: What Is Not Being Reported About The HPV Vaccine and 10 REASONS WHY THE HPV VACCINE IS A “MURKY” ISSUE

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3 Responses to “Merck To Stop Lobbying Efforts To Require HPV Vaccine For 12-Year-Old Girls”

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  2. concerned Mom said

    Excellent summary and now that the Vaccine Adverse Events Reports are public at http://www.judicialwatch.org/6299.shtml we know that one child age 12, one teenager age 19, and an unidentified child or young lady have died after taking this vaccine- murkier and murkier.

  3. “Concerned Mom” — Thank you for the comment and the link. I am going to use this new information for an UPDATE on my BlogHer post on Gardasil and the HPV virus.

    This post is an older post of mine. But more recently I have put a post on BlogHer.org Health & Wellness addressing this issue with more detail. I am committed to keeping this particular post updated with new information as it becomes available – I have already done two updates on the BlogHer post. You can see this post at…

    http://blogher.org/node/18902

    Thanks again, feel free to add your link to the comment section of that post…but either way I will be using this link and the new information for my third UPDATE.

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