Controversial HPV Vaccine Causing One Death Per Month: FDA Report

By Peter J. Smith

WASHINGTON, D.C., July 3, 2008 ( – One death per month is the average loss of life associated with the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil according to an FDA report obtained by a government watchdog agency.

Merck, the makers of Gardasil, are poised to make profits in the billions from the vaccine, which protects against some cancer-causing forms of the sexually transmitted human papilloma virus (HPV), but the pharmaceutical giant has come under heavy criticism for fast-tracking the drug onto the market without adequate testing in order to beat out its rivals… READ FULL ARTICLE