How can one trust that a drug manufacturer’s product is safe for public consumption (in this case injection) when money is being blatantly passed between the drug company (in this case Merck manufacturer of the Gardasil HPV vaccine) and a well-respected source for medical information? Where are the ethics?
In June 2012 Chace Topperwein, an adorable 3 year-old boy from New Zealand, lost his battle with a rare and aggressive form of cancer. Chace was accidentally given Merck’s Gardasil HPV when he was 6 weeks old; a vaccine that is intended to prevent cervical cancer from genital wart infection. A nurse mistakenly used the wrong syringe filled with Gardasil when she had meant to give the baby a meningitis vaccine.
Leslie Carol Botha: Only the Facts Ma’am – When one reads the politics and the science behind the marketing and the safety and efficacy of the Gardasil HPV vaccine approved for use for women ages 27 to 45 in Canada, one begins to wonder – is this vaccination really going to benefit this age group or is it just another way for Merck make a profit on an unwitting demographic.
Holy Hormones Honey! Say what? Something smells very Mercky here… Pap smear procedures are relatively simple and it is really hard to believe that a medic had been doing the procedure incorrectly for 13 years. Am wondering if this is a way to diminish the importance of pap smears in favor of the HPV vaccines. Would not put that past Merck & Co.’s (the maker of Gardasil) marketing team. Fear factor has been a major part of their vaccine campaign. Don’t ya love it when doctor’s say ‘the risk is very low.? Then why are we vaccinating millions of adolescent girls?
While annual sales of statin drugs have reached 29-billion dollars a year, globally, new concerns are being raised by a broad range of health and consumer advocacy organizations around the world regarding the growing body of clinical research indicating they may be causing far greater harm than good.
Despite the success of statin drugs for lowering cholesterol, over 300 health problems have been linked to this chemical class of drugs in peer-reviewed clinical research found on the National Library of Medicine.
GlaxoSmithKline Argentina Laboratories Company was fined 400,000 pesos by Judge Marcelo Aguinsky following a report issued by the National Administration of Medicine, Food and Technology (ANMAT in Spanish) for irregularities during lab vaccine trials conducted between 2007 and 2008 that allegedly killed 14 babies.
Likewise, two doctors -Héctor Abate, and Miguel Tregnaghi- were fined with 300,000 pesos each for irregularities during the studies.