Gardasil has been denied 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 not granted approval to expand the cervical cancer vaccine to cover a greater number of HPV strains. The company still plans to seek approval for male use of Gardasil. UPDATE: If you're over 26, you can still get the shot, it just will not be covered by most insurances nor is it recommended for use by the FDA. [Reuters via MSNBC]

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