Pressure From Merck At An End?

February 21, 2007 09:00 AM

Today's headlines inform us that Merck is ending lobbying efforts designed to pressure states into mandating the human papilloma virus vaccine, Gardasil.

One has to wonder when the full truth about this dangerous vaccine is going to come out so that the public is truly informed before they march their nine-year-old daughters into harm's way.

When will we be told that only four strains of HPV will be addressed by the vaccine?

When will we be told that innoculating a girl at age nine, when Merck states the vaccine is only good for five years, will have to be innoculated many times ... all to the benefit of the pharmaceutical company, of course.

Facts might just make it intolerable for most parents to succumb to the pressure. And then what would Merck, with a failing bottom line, do next?

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