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There's another article today - much smaller - says the cost of life saved is $140,000. And that Paps are still the most effective way to go. NYT? It's good to see them treating Gardasil with the same journalistic integrity they treat other topics.


Holy cow, there's a Pharmaceutical Advertising and Marketing Excellence awards? Maybe we should all keep our "Green Our Vaccines" signs and shirts close at hand. Hmm, or maybe we should have our own awards ceremony.. that could go in so many directions!



What's amazing is that according to this study (http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/297/8/813) over 26% of women test positive for the HPV. Of these, only 2.3% have HPV 16 and 18, the type the vaccine protects against. In 90% of cases, the virus clears on its own. This means the vaccine protects only 0.23% of the population, not 100% as some imply.

Anne Dachel

After reading the NY TIMES piece, I have only one comment: FOLLOW THE MONEY.

Anne Dachel
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