A pre-condition for fast-tracking Gardasil was a requirement for a safety surveillance study, which will not be complete until June, 2009. Not to be deterrred intensive marketing continues by Merck.
When it comes to sex-related pharmaceuticals, it's politically popular to treat women as guinea pigs. Sometimes, as with wealthy Western women and birth control, the women themselves volunteer for the experiments, albeit without informed consent. See The Case Against Birth Control Pills, Birth Control Pill Linked to Arterial Plaque, Norplant: Taking the Control out of Birth Control, Birth control patch three times more dangerous than the pill, Female Sterilization in Puerto Rico, The Morning After Pill: Friend or Foe of Women?
To email this post to a friend, use the icon below.