Monday, October 25, 2010

Gardasil Under Fire Again! All We Want Is The Truth!

Gardasil Under Fire Again! All We Want Is The Truth!

When we accept death and maiming in the name of medicine it is the same as the acceptance of the deaths of innocents in war as collateral damage; unacceptable!

Taking a direct approach with the FDA is all the rage these days. For instance, aggrieved investors recently created an online petition to implore the FDA to investigate staffers for their input into a recent panel meeting for the Arena Pharmaceutical diet pill (see this). And now several parents, who formed a non-profit to protest widespread use of Merck’s Gardasil vaccine for HPV, have written the agency to demand that approval be rescinded.

In its letter, SANE Vax argues that the FDA permitted Merck to use “an inappropriate primary endpoint and unreliable HPV genotyping methods” evaluating efficacy. You can read the letter here to learn more, but basically the group maintains that less serious cervical lesions were permitted as an endpoint and they cite National Cancer Institute reports to bolster their contention this was an erroneous decision.

“The FDA has approved a vaccine which is being marketed as a cancer vaccine, when in fact it has only been proven to prevent ‘not a true biologic entity,’ in the words of the NCI, the inventor of the current HPV vaccine technology and the co-developer of Gardasil,” SANE Vax writes to FDA commish Margaret Hamburg. “The situation is exacerbated because the FDA and the NCI have not attempted to encourage development of a reliable HPV genotyping method for post-license monitoring of the effects of Gardasil vaccination on the epidemiology of HPV infections in the American population.”

In a separate letter to Jack Stapleton, who chairs the FDA Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, over the same concerns in advance of a meeting next month in which the panel will review Merck’s request to have Gardasil approved to prevent anal dysplasia and anal cancer (see this).
This is only the latest effort in a campaign by SANE Vax and a related group called TruthAboutGardasil to unravel Gardasil approval. Gardasil was endorsed for females aged 9 to 26 to prevent four strains of HPV, two of which are found in about 70 percent of all women with cervical cancer. The vaccine has been controversial, though, because Merck lobbied states surreptiously for mandatory vaccination; the price tag is high; some parents remain skittsh that the vaccine offers a green light for teenage sex and, in particular, side effect concerns continue to generate publicity.

Public health officials, however, have strongly endorsed Gardasil and a rival vaccine, GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix, as safe and important public health tools. Nonetheless, the FDA earlier this year postponed a decision to broaden Gardasil usage to women between the ages of 27 and 45 until Merck provides more data (look here). Meanwhile, vaccination rates continue to rise among teenage girls, according to a recent US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention survey (see this). 

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Gardasil's Tragic Toll


Newly uncovered documents reveal that the world's most tragic and dangerous public health experiment has claimed more young victims.

Gardasil, Merck's horrifically bad HPV vaccine being pushed on little girls around the world, has been linked to 16 more deaths -- including four suicides -- and thousands of other terrifying side effects.

Even more outrageous, the feds have been busy trying to cover it up -- because instead of immediately warning the public and ending the program, they tried to hide all the damning evidence.

The FDA only came clean when forced to by the law after Judicial Watch filed a demand for the data under the Freedom of Information Act.

New numbers reveal more Gardasil deaths

And in addition to the dozens of deaths already linked to this vaccine, FDA documents obtained by Judicial Watch revealed 16 new deaths between May 2009 and last month.

That's one young life needlessly cut short every month.

The FDA papers also revealed 3,589 new cases of adverse events after Gardasil vaccinations, including 789 "serious" cases, 213 that led to permanent disability, and 25 diagnoses of the debilitating and paralyzing nervous system disorder Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

And for what? For nothing!

Despite its poorly chosen nickname, all this "cervical cancer vaccine" really offers is very limited protection from some of the strains of HPV that can cause the disease -- and researchers say even that can wear off in just a few years.

It's a clear case of "all risk and no benefit," but that hasn't stopped Big Pharma from pushing to have Gardasil added to the list of required vaccinations for school.

Virginia has even made it a law. But if you happen to live in that state, don't be intimidated by these bully tactics: You can spare your own daughter by simply refusing to let them stick her with this poison.

Just stick to your guns. One parent named in the new report said she initially declined the vaccination for her daughter, but was talked into it by the doctor.

Five weeks later, her 13-year-old girl was dead.

One more note: I'm old enough to remember when Pravda, the old Soviet news agency, was the Kremlin's comically relentless propaganda wing. Today, the Pravda Web site has better reporting on Gardasil than you'll find in most Western newspapers, with one recent article pointing out all the vaccine's ugly flaws and accusing Merck of ignoring its own research.

I still don't trust the Russians on most issues, but it just goes to show how our own pro-Big Pharma media has become a propaganda machine of its own.



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