Don't flip out, but there's been a voluntary recall of a botched batch of Gardasil. CBS News reports that Merck, which makes the vaccine, is asking orgs that received part of lot J007354 (shipped between late August and early October) to send it back.
Well, here's some scary-as-shit news from the world of "being a woman is really crappy and hard and dangerous sometimes."
The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, was expected to be a slam-dunk for pharmaceutical giant Merck. Instead, it's considered a business failure. Among the many reasons: The politicization of inoculating little girls against future STDs.
Gardasil has been
delayed approval by the FDA for use in women ages 27-45. According to Reuters, "The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a letter regarding the application that it has completed its review and there are 'issues' that preclude approval within the expected review time frame." Merck was also…
According to news reports, the FDA will decide whether or not to extend the the administration of Gardasil, the HPV vaccine, to women ages 27-45, by this summer. Currently, Gardasil is only approved for use in women ages 9-26. A spokeswoman for Merck, the company that produces Gardasil, emphasized that the vaccine…
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