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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

HPV Vaccine Blamed for Teen's Paralysis

Gardasil certainly made headlines in 2006 when the Food and Drug Administration approved it as a vaccine against four strains of the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. HPV can be transmitted sexually, so many parents decided to give the vaccination to their teenaged daughters.

Now, Gardasil is making headlines again. This time, the drug’s manufacturer is under scrutiny as the vaccine’s recipients are complaining of ill side effects. There have been more than 78,000 complaints about Gardasil,New England Cable News reported Tuesday.

Complaints have included nausea, blood clots, genital warts, paralysis and even death. More .

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