HPV vaccine comes under scrutiny

July 7, 2008 5:46:01 PM PDT
Gardasil, the vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer, is coming under more scrutiny amid complaints linking it to health problems.

The Centers for Disease Control said Gardasil is the subject of 7,800 complaints since the Food and Drug Administration approved its use two years ago.

Girls and women blame the vaccine for ailments ranging from nausea to paralysis, even death. But the CDC says none of the 10 deaths was linked to the vaccine.

Gardasil drugmaker Merck contends there is no direct relationship between the adverse reactions and the vaccine, but it will continue to evaluate the drug.


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