"GSK is sponsoring the visit to Ireland on Friday of Dr Anne Szarewski, another cervical cancer expert, who is clinical consultant at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine in the UK. Szarewski will also be speaking to Irish consultants, healthcare professionals and stakeholders about the importance of the vaccine."
MULTINATIONAL drug companies are pressing the government to introduce a cervical cancer vaccination programme by flying experts to Ireland to talk to consultants.
At least one of the companies, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), hopes to meet Mary Harney, the health minister, to try to convince her to put a vaccine contract for the programme out to tender.
GSK claims Harney cannot estimate the cost of the scheme until after a competitive bidding process, and predicts that the price will be much lower than the €14m quoted by the health department.
Last week, Sanofi Pasteur MSD, which produces the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, sponsored a trip to Ireland by Professor Margaret Stanley of Cambridge University, an expert on cervical cancer. Stanley was in Dublin on Thursday to speak to a group of consultants and public healthcare professionals about the benefits of the vaccine.
FULL STORY HERE
Well GSK are really pushing this baby ain't they? If they ain't promoting it via kiddies websites such as Lola's Land, they are 'bigging it up' with claims that it is a cure for cervical cancer!
According to the New England Journal of Medicine it is being widely used without sufficient evidence about whether it is worth the high cost or even whether it will effectively stop women from getting the disease.
I've stated before on this blog that it is a tough decision for any parent to make. The promotion obviously will sway any decision. Remember how they kept tight lipped when Paxil was being prescribed in the States for kids, they even kept quiet when it was being prescribed for kids here in the UK, albeit off-label - basically, 'off-label' means, we [GSK] can put the blame on the doctor if anything goes wrong.
Here's some other instances where it went wrong for GSK and its vaccines:
*Earlier this month news broke that rat poison is being used in the HPV Vaccine in America
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