Human Papiloma Virus is a virus that causes cervical cancer in women. The HPV- Cervical Cancer is the second most common cancer of women worldwide, with 555,000 new cases and 260,000 deaths annually. Most cases (80%) of cervical cancer occur in the developing world. Almost all (99%) of cervical cancer cases are linked to HPV, the human papilloma virus. There are over 100 different types of HPV (over 30 of which are transmitted sexually) that can infect women and men. Two types (HPV 16 and 18) cause 70% of cervical cancer, and two other types, HPV 6 and HPV 11, cause 90% of genital warts. Merck’s Gardasil targets these four strains, while GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix (approved in Europe and elsewhere but not yet approved by the FDA) mainly targets HPV 16 and 18.
The vaccine for this HPV is manufactured by ONLY ONE of the leading Pharma Giants Merck. It is called GARDUSIL. This vaccine is developed with its subsidiary in Australia and it went in to clinical trials in US in 2005 and in 2006 at a record breaking time of within 6 months it is approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration Agency). This is the not the first time FDA joined hands with such illegal companies. In the past too vioxx of merck product was approved by FDA which created the entire disaster. The usual time for such approvals is around 8 to 12 months. Merck is expecting annual revenue of close to $ 2 billion a year. Glaxo the other Pharma giant may come up with the generic version of the vaccine but it takes some time. The vaccine COSTS $ 350 per three courses over three years.
In 2008 this vaccine is approved after considerable lobbying in Europe, Russia and China stayed away from this all together. In Europe there are already two deaths reported over this vaccine and EU is considering a closer review of this vaccine.
The saddest part of this is without the proper clinical trials by lobbying $10,000million with FDA, MERCK released this medicine in to the market, because of which there has been many death rates involved. This medicine was made compulsory by government as it is approved by FDA, which is the result of thousands of young girl’s death. This phenomenon is not only observed in the parts of America but also in Europe, Canada, where with the death cases out they kept ban on this gardsil medicine.
The National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC) is calling on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to just say “no” on June 29 to recommending “universal use” of Merck’s Gardasil vaccine in all pre-adolescent girls. NVIC maintains that Merck’s clinical trials did not prove the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer and genital warts is safe to give to young girls. The Merck company has lobbied with WHO (world health organization) through American government which is intending to control the third world countries and released this medicine for free to all the world countries like Africa, india, Pakistan ,china..Etc..,
HPV in india:
In India it is SANTHA BIOTECH who made this vaccine under license. Every year in AP there are 10,000 new cancer cases. OF these 35% are related to cervical cancers. Leading cancer research institute in India said this vaccine is good when national vaccine center and many countries considered it as evil. Ambumani Ramdos (health minister central) wanted this done as it is good for young women. No money is paid by State Government as it is FREE by WHO and CENTRAL GOVT. Once FDA approves it is final Drug Control in India does not have means to check vaccine.
In the name of pilot project many girls of rural Ranga Reddy, nizamabad, nalgonda, adilabad and Slums of Hyderabad were given this vaccine by telling that it’s an energy vaccine. The pathetic situation is that the doctors who gave this vaccine are not aware of the effects of the vaccine, which resulted in 20,000 girls death, which neither state nor central too it as an issue of consideration. The question is why this vaccine is given to only tribal people and slums people rather than many educated people. Instead they are allowing companies to conduct their clinical trials on the tribal and slum people. This is increasing day by day. This has to be considered as war on India by the western countries using biotechnology companies. I think no war has a death rate of 20,000 people which is real massacre. This is genocide on India by the western countries.
Till now no justice has been done to the affected people and no company or officials have been punished. what do we call this?
This article i wrote in 2010. I am sharing it now in blog because i want people to be aware of medical frauds and i found this relevant even today.