Monday, September 26, 2011

The HPV Vaccine Controversy - Follow the Money


candidates at Republican debate, from Huffington Post
 Michelle Bachmann claims vaccinating girls against the HPV virus causes brain damage and encourages twelve year olds to have sex. Progressive pundits say the vaccine is safe and prevents cervical cancer.
Feminist Health writer Lucinda Marshall says the real issue is drug company influence on our public policy.  In this segment we look at the aggressive marketing campaign launched by Merck Corporation for its vaccine Gardasil, and how that may have influenced the process of its becoming so prevalent. 
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