Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Cervical Cancer Vaccine For Boys!
Drug Watch is reporting that a recent study, carried out by scientists, are to re-evaluate their recent findings which suggest that boys as well as girls may benefit from either of the two HPV Vaccines, Gardasil and Cervarix.
Following a sharp increase in cases of a certain cancer of the middle part of the throat, which appear to be linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV), scientists say it may be time to actively recommend the HPV vaccine for boys as well as girls.
“We need to look at the evidence again to re-evaluate the cost-effectiveness of male children in light of this new and rapidly rising incidence,” said Hisham Mehanna, a scientist at the Institute of Head and Neck Studies at University Hospital Coventry.
It comes as no surprise, to me at least, that Hisham Mehanna is director of the GSK funded Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education at University Hospital here in the UK. Nor does it surprise me that oral sex cancer affects fewer than two people per 100,000 in the United States. In the UK it is somewhat higher at 11 per 100,000.
I think if GSK want people to take their drugs seriously then they should distance themselves from the scientists that carry out these kinds of tests - or maybe the scientists should distance themselves from the pharmaceutical companies, whose drugs they seem to 'big up'.
Jim Edwards, who writes over at bnet, talks more about it here
Coming soon - An erectile dysfunction pill for eunuchs!
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