Augut 20, 2009
The joint statement from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention followed this week’s publication of a safety analysis of Gardasil in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That analysis, conducted by FDA and CDC, found that girls and women who received the shot had higher rates of fainting and blood clots versus other vaccines, but that rates of other adverse events weren’t higher than expected.
“Based on the review of available information by FDA and CDC, Gardasil continues to be safe and effective, and its benefits continue to outweigh its risks,” the agencies said in a statement posted on the FDA Web site.
Comment from Leslie
Interesting to find this in the money section at CNN – am sure it is to ward off worries of Merck investors…. So JAMA is pitted against FDA – Hmmm whom to believe?