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January 2013

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ahh, pharmaceutical companies

http://www.prwatch.org/node/6186

Merk + HPV vaccination = rich Merk, poor girls.

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Oh yeah, the politics and money-grubbing behind this vaccine are horrible. Not to mention that the vaccines are for just four strains - which while they're the most dangerous of the common strains in the US are *not* the most dangerous of the non-US strains - which leaves developing countries in the lurch as well.

And since Merck is happily shipping this overseas to said developing countries (wherever they're allowed to), that means families are paying out the wazoo for an ineffective vaccine - taking money away from things like routine PAP smears, and therefore making things even worse.

I very, very much dislike when the money issue is so pressing in medical matters. It means that good ideas like this vaccine get trampled over in the quest for money