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August 22, 2009

GARDASIL RESEARCHER RAISES QUESTIONS ABOUT DRUG

CBS - Amid questions about the safety of the HPV vaccine Gardasil one of the lead researchers for the Merck drug is speaking out about its risks, benefits and aggressive marketing. Dr. Diane Harper says young girls and their parents should receive more complete warnings before receiving the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer. Dr. Harper helped design and carry out the Phase II and Phase III safety and effectiveness studies to get Gardasil approved, and authored many of the published, scholarly papers about it. She has been a paid speaker and consultant to Merck. It’s highly unusual for a researcher to publicly criticize a medicine or vaccine she helped get approved. Dr. Harper joins a number of consumer watchdogs, vaccine safety advocates, and parents who question the vaccine’s risk-versus-benefit profile. She says data available for Gardasil shows that it lasts five years; there is no data showing that it remains effective beyond five years.
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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank goodness Dr. Harper has come to her senses.

From the national Vaccine Information
Center.

http://www.nvic.org/NVIC-Vaccine-News
/July-2009/Preventing-Gardasil-
Vaccine-Injuries-Deaths.aspx

August 25, 2009 11:29 AM  

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