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Gardasil under fire for health issues

July 7, 2008 6:41:30 PM PDT
The vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer is coming under fresh scrutiny amid thousands of complaints linking it to a range of health problems.Gardasil has been the subject of 7,802 "adverse event" reports from the time the FDA approved its use two years ago, according to the CDC.

Girls and women have blamed the vaccine for causing ailments from nausea to paralysis, even death.

The CDC says none of 10 confirmed deaths were linked to the vaccine.

Currently, the Elkton Merck facility only makes part the vaccine. However, in the near future, the plant officials say they plan to produce up to 90 percent of the end product.


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