Gardasil is getting some bad publicity..
Gardasil has been the subject of 7,802 "adverse event" reports from the time the Food and Drug Administration approved its use two years ago, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Their patient information pdf risks include:
Girls and women have blamed the vaccine for causing ailments from nausea to paralysis -- even death. Fifteen deaths were reported to the FDA, and 10 were confirmed, but the CDC says none of the 10 were linked to the vaccine. The CDC says it continues to study the reports of illness....
Two girls allege in court that the vaccine made them sick.
One -- Jesalee Parsons of Broken Bow, Oklahoma -- got the shot at age 13.
Jesalee's lawyer, Michael McLaren, said she got the shot on February 27, 2007 and soon developed a fever and felt pain. The next day, he said, Jesalee felt pain in her chest and abdomen.
Her mother, Laura Parsons, said Jesalee spent weeks in the hospital and underwent two surgeries after developing pancreatitis. She says the federal government should have studied the drug more before approving its use.
"I just feel let down by the government," Parsons said.
- pain, swelling, itching, and redness at the injection site.
- Fainting can occur after vaccination, most commonly among adolescents and young adults. Although fainting episodes are uncommon, patients should be observed for 15 minutes after they receive HPV vaccine.
- Allergic reactions that may include difficulty breathing, wheezing (bronchospasm), hives, and rash havebeen reported. Some of these reactions have been severe.
- Additional side effects reported include swollen glands (neck, armpit, or groin), Guillain-Barré syndrome (which can cause death by cardiac arrhythmia), headache, joint pain, aching muscles, unusual tiredness or weakness, and generally feeling unwell.
Hmmm... even though one of the risks that we know about can lead to death? Even though one doctor who worked as a researcher during the HPV clinical trials , stated "We don’t know yet what’s going to happen when millions of doses of the vaccine have been given and to put in place a process that says you must have this vaccine, it means you must be part of a big public experiment. So we can’t do that until we have more data" (as reported in this article)?
And the reports keep coming...
And the numbers keep rising...
More news shows medical professionals backpedaling just as fast. Can you spot the incongruency in this statement?
"The immediate risks are minimal. The FDA looked at those. We have not seen any major catastrophes," says Dr. Benrubi." (emphasis mine, in case you didn't catch the problem herein).This is a frightening table taken from another bloggers site.
And here is one more girl's story.. along with a nice tidbit about how Michigan requires it of girls entering middle school and Texas will soon be following suite. Virginia is already there as well, with 24 other states rallying to show the almighty pharmaceutical company their support.
The Almighty Merck - though - has over-marketed, under-tested, and grossly over-touted their success.
If you want to get up close and personal to one such gal whose rapid decline toward total paralysis coincide STRONGLY with her last Gardasil shot, visit Jenny's family here, and spread the news.
I stand by my earlier post... and now with more reason than ever.