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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed – the Australian experience

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Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

The Australian experience

Australia has its own special but scandalous place in the history of HPV vaccines now distributed to teenagers in over 130 countries. Australia might be regarded as the birthplace of Gardasil for it was Professor Ian Frazer and the late Jian Zhou who first produced an HPV virus-like particle at the University of Queensland. Australia was also one of the first countries to offer Gardasil to girls in 2007 even though cervical cancer is rare with 1.7 deaths per 100,000 Australian women. Continue reading

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‘They thought I’d had a stroke!’

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‘It breaks my heart’, lamented Kristin Clulow, a young Australian woman harmed by Gardasil. In May 2008, 26-year-old Kristin received the first of her two shots of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine that is aimed at reducing cervical cancer. Two weeks later the fit young woman fell and broke her left foot and although perplexed at the ease at which she had incurred her fracture did not think the two events connected, and so turned up at her doctors for her second shot of Gardasil. Continue reading

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