Wednesday, November 2, 2011

FDA Information on Gardasil - Betrayal of the Public Trust?

FDA Information on Gardasil - Betrayal of the Public Trust?

In response to the recent announcement by SANE Vax Inc. of the discovery of genetically modified HPV DNA residue in multiple vials of Gardasil, the FDA posted the following page on their site, FDA Information on Gardasil – Presence of DNA Fragments Expected, No Safety Risk. The FDA lists several ‘key facts’ in an obvious attempt to allay any fears which may have arisen over the discovery of foreign DNA in yet another ‘safe and effective’ vaccine. Unfortunately, these ‘key facts’ raise more questions than answers.

In spite of the fact the FDA claims their mission is, helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines, there are no scientific references and no indication that these ‘key facts’ are anything more than damage control statements. American medical consumers deserve better from an agency funded by taxpayers and entrusted with the mission of being responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices…... (FDA mission statement)

According to the Consumer Justice Group, in the last 27 years, there have been 31 drugs approved ‘safe and effective’ by the FDA which were subsequently withdrawn from the market due to safety concerns not uncovered during clinical trials. No one will ever know the true cost in human suffering resulting from adverse reactions to these 31 FDA approved ‘safe and effective’ medications.

Medical consumers worldwide are not willing to risk their children’s health and perhaps their very lives on a vaccine that ‘might’ prevent cancer 20 to 30 years down the road. Parents are not willing to wait until the adverse events post Gardasil vaccination reaches the same numbers as Vioxx did before the vaccine is withdrawn from the market.

Medical consumers around the world are no longer willing to accept the FDA’s ‘word’ when it comes to HPV vaccines and their children’s health and safety. They are demanding scientific proof of the claims made by the FDA and vaccine manufacturers.

FDA ‘Key Facts,’ and questions raised by SANE Vax Inc. on behalf of medical consumers:

·        Gardasil does contain recombinant HPV L1-specific DNA fragments, but these are not contaminants. DNA encoding the HPV L1 gene is used in the vaccine manufacturing process to produce the virus-like particles that make up the vaccine. The presence of these DNA fragments is expected, is not a risk to vaccine recipients, and is not a safety factor. DNA is the "blueprint" for the majority of living organisms and carries the genetic instructions for how cells function and grow.

    • Do these ‘expected’ DNA fragments contain plasmid?
    • Please explain why, if these HPV rDNA fragments are ‘expected,’ why did the manufacturer use a patented process to remove them?
    • Please provide the GenBank registered copy of all ‘expected’ HPV DNA fragments’ genetic sequence.
    • Provide copies of all scientific studies that prove these DNA fragments are ‘not a risk to vaccine recipients.’
    • Do the above referenced studies include studies regarding the potential safety concerns of these ‘expected’ DNA fragments being tightly bound to aluminum hydroxyphosphate micro-particles?
  • The vaccine manufacturing process is highly regulated under FDA's current good manufacturing practice requirements, including inspections conducted by FDA of the manufacturing processes and facilities.

    • Please publish all FDA reports generated by inspections of all four manufacturing facilities from which the Gardasil tested at Milford Medical Laboratory originated since Gardasil’s FDA approval.
  • Since the early development of Gardasil, FDA and the manufacturer (Merck and Co., Inc.) have known that after purification of the vaccine, small quantities of residual recombinant HPV L1-specific DNA fragments remain in the vaccine. Gardasil does not contain DNA from other HPV genes or any full-length infectious HPV genomes.

    • If Merck and Co., Inc. and the FDA knew small quantities of residual recombinant HPV L1-specific DNA fragments remain in Gardasil, why do marketing and information packets from around the world specifically state ‘no viral DNA’?
    • Please publish the manufacturer’s dated report, stating the acceptable quantities and the sequences of the residual recombinant HPV L1-specific DNA fragments that remain in the vaccine.
    • Is the FDA aware any DNA need not be either full-length or ‘infectious’ to potentially cause a health problem?

  • As it does with all vaccines, FDA continues to monitor the safety of Gardasil. For example, FDA recently evaluated the results of a postmarketing study, which included 189,629 females ages 9 to 26 years, 51% of whom were 9 to 15 years of age to assess the risk for onset of new autoimmune diseases after vaccination with Gardasil. Examples of these types of diseases include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc. The results of this study showed that there is no elevated risk for onset of new autoimmune disease associated with the use of Gardasil.

    • Did the 189,629 females selected for postmarketing study include cases reported to VAERS?
    • Is the FDA aware there are 75 vaccines approved for use in the United States and for the first five years after the approval of HPV vaccines, adverse events reported after HPV vaccinations account for a full 16% of the entire VAERS database? See the analysis here.
    • Why does this fact not raise a red flag prompting an investigation?
  • FDA also continually reviews all reports of the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System after vaccination with Gardasil, and there is no evidence of unusual clinical patterns or high reporting rates of adverse events, including autoimmune diseases.

    • Is the FDA aware of the fact that out of 75 FDA approved vaccines, adverse injury reports post-HPV vaccination account for the following percentages of VAERS reports for all vaccines?

      • 24% of all life-threatening events
      • 26% of all emergency room visits
      • 25% of all hospitalizations
      • 33% of all extended hospital stays
      • 36% of all disabling events

    • Why do the above statistics, verifiable here, not raise a red flag requiring investigation?
    • Did the FDA consider cases of immune-based acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after Gardasil injections (1-7) evidence of unusual clinical patterns? If not, why not?

Medical consumers around the globe are asking the same questions. They will no longer accept semantics games, changing definitions, or public relations statements. Medical consumers demand scientific evidence.

If the FDA is actually protecting the public health, there should be no problem providing scientific documentation answering the questions above. Anything less than full compliance is a betrayal of the public trust, not to mention a violation of the public’s right to informed consent.

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4.    Chang J, Campagnolo D, Vollmer TL, Bomprezzi R. Demyelinating disease and polyvalent human papilloma virus vaccination. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2010 Oct 9. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2010.214924
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Judicial Watch Uncovers FDA Records Detailing 26 New Reported Deaths in Gardasil

A few weeks ago, the Gardasil vaccine controversy resurfaced because of the discussion about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision in February 2007 to require sixth grade girls to be administered the Gardasil vaccine against Human Papillomavirus (HPV).
I suspect new Judicial Watch disclosures this week could make Gardasil a topic of national discussion again.
JW received new documents from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) through a FOIA request detailing new reports of adverse reactions to Gardasil. The adverse reaction reports detail 26 deaths between September 1, 2010, and September 15, 2011, as well as incidents of seizures, paralysis, blindness, pancreatitis, and speech problems. We got the documents from the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which is used by the FDA to monitor the safety of vaccines.
Adverse Gardasil events reported to the FDA include:
The information was received from the patient's mother…concerning her healthy 14 year old daughter who in August 2007, January 2008, and June 2008, was vaccinated with a first, second and third dose of GARDASIL…It was reported that the patient experienced several symptoms including numbness and tingling in her fingers and toes, fatigue, a really hard time falling asleep, urinary tract infections, ovarian cyst, moody, trouble getting out of bed and seizures. The patient had had upwards of 150 seizures following her third shot in June 2008. During her seizures she stopped breathing for periods of 30 to 40 seconds. The patient was diagnosed with Neurocardiogenic syndrome and seizures. It was reported that the patient died due to ovarian cyst. The reporter felt that the patient's symptoms were related to vaccination with GARDASIL.
Additional information was received from a newspaper article concerning a 18 year old female…who on 10-MAY-2007 was vaccinated with GARDASIL…in the right arm…The patient who was a college freshman travelled on 05-OCT-2007 to visit her family for the weekend. The patient reportedly felt "slightly ill" upon her arrival and subsequently took an aspirin and went to bed awakening at 1:30 PM the following afternoon "appearing refreshed". The patient became feverish again that night and woke at 1:00 AM the morning of 07-OCT-2007 with chills and a severe headache complaining that "my headache is about to explode". The patient was taken to a local hospital, where a brain computed axial tomography (CAT) scan was performed and the brain revealed meningococcal disease in her brain and brain stem. The patient was immediately transferred to another hospital and died the evening of 07-OCT-2007 due to complications of meningitis.
Information has been received from a physician regarding a 15 year old female who on 26-SEP-2007 was vaccinated with her second dose of GARDASIL for prevention of HPV…Thirty minutes after the vaccination, the patient experienced a headache and that night went home and slept until the next morning. The patient woke up the next day and went to school. The school nurse called the patient's mother and informed her that the patient felt tingling in both hands. Later that day, the patient was again sent to the nurse's office due to a shaking sensation all over. Later that evening, things became worse and the patient started crying from the pain and burning in her back. The patient was taken to the emergency room by her parents. In the emergency room, the patient collapsed and was not able to walk; she was paralyzed from the waist down. It was reported that the patient was hospitalized for two months.
In response to the concern about death reports among those who received Gardarsil, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) insists that “there was no unusual pattern or clustering to the deaths that would suggest that they were caused by the vaccine.”
I am unconvinced.
These reports raise additional questions about Gardasil’s questionable safety and provide ample reason to slow down the push to give it young girls and boys. And the CDC’s continued caginess on reported deaths is disturbing. Federal, state, and local officials need to stop promoting this vaccine for children. That much should be obvious by now. Because this is not the first batch of troubling Gardasil documents we’ve received.
In 2008, JW launched an investigation of the FDA's reporting on adverse reactions to vaccinations for HPV. You can find all previous FDA documents uncovered by Judicial Watch, as well as a Judicial Watch special report, entitled “Examining the FDA’s HPV Vaccine Records: Detailing the Approval Process, Side-Effects, Safety Concerns & Marketing Practices of a Large Scale Health Experiment,”here.
Until next week…

Tom Fitton

Judicial Watch is a non-partisan, educational foundation organized under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Judicial Watch is dedicated to fighting government and judicial corruption and promoting a return to ethics and morality in our nation’s public life.

Cancer Jab Plea

October 23, 2011 By Norma 3 Comments

Originally printed in The Nairnshire Telegraph


A Nairnshire mother is claiming anti cancer injections left her young daughter crippled with pain for many months and is urging others to demand all the facts about possible side effects when considering the merits of the vaccine.

A three jab course of Cervarix has been widely administered to 12 and 13-year-old girls since 2008 as part of a UK immunization programme.

The drug’s manufacturer says it offers protection from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), the most common cause of cervical cancer.

The UK and Scottish governments both insist it is safe, despite thousands of recipients reporting a wide range of adverse reactions to it.

Nairn Academy third year pupil Deborah Halliday, 14, opted out of having her third injection last winter however, having suffered a string of health problems apparently culminating in virtual paralysis.

The slim and previously fit and sporty teenager has endured severe pain and many sleepless nights. Her mother Sherrill is convinced her ordeal was due to an adverse reaction to the vaccine.

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