Merck: Gardasil Increases Cervical Cancer 44% for Women Most at Risk
In case you haven’t noticed, the pharmaceutical industry is highly effective at getting news articles and research that are unfavorable toward vaccination removed from large media websites.
One such story that was quickly removed from the large media website Examiner tackled the very touchy subject of greatly elevated cervical cancer risk in women vaccinated with Gardasil if they are already sexually active and exposed to HPV prior to injection.
In cases of prior exposure, women are at a 44.6% increased risk for precancerous lesions or full blown cervical cancer.
This shocking data that is rarely (if ever?) discussed in the doctor’s office and seemingly forgotten since the news story was squashed was presented to the FDA on May 18, 2006 during the Gardasil approval process. The presenter of this shocking research was none other than Merck, the manufacturer of Gardasil.
This troubling data was discovered by Merck scientists during Gardasil safety trials. Even more disturbing, the FDA did not respond by requiring HPV screening prior to vaccination with Gardasil or even requiring a simple warning about it on the package insert.
The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) at the FDA reviewed this information, and it was presented via the VRBPAC Background document at the bottom of page 13 (click here for the full text on the FDA website). A copy of page 13 is provided below:
What’s more, Merck claims that Gardasil may provide “cross-protection” against the dozens of other strains of HPV that are not included in the vaccine (1). Does this mean that exposure to any of the other HPV strains prior to vaccination with Gardasil also increases cervical cancer risk the same as prior exposure to the strains contained in the vaccine?
As a consumer, you had better be ready to protect yourself because the government and your doctor clearly won’t. There is a tremendous amount of fraud that goes on in the pharmaceutical industry. As just one of many examples, remember the hormone replacement therapy (HRT) debacle, where for decades, women were assured that such drugs lowered heart disease risk when the exact opposite was true?
Stay alert, stay safe and know what you’re getting yourself into before you blindly roll up that sleeve or the sleeve of your child.
Better yet, skip the Gardasil jab altogether. Even Merck admits that the women most at risk for getting cervical cancer have a high likelihood of being harmed rather than helped by the shot anyway.
Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist