Pity the Poor Vaccine Industry!

Forbes currently has an article up that can at best be described as an ode to the HPV vaccine. Uncritically presenting the view of pharmaceutical industries, the article is so incredibly misleading that we thought we would point out some of its fallacies here. The writer begins by describing the case of Neal Fowler, not … Continue reading

Merck and Your Legislator

We have written here before about the way in which Merck marketed Gardasil in order to maximize fear of cervical cancer – a disease that regular pap smears prevent anyway. Our previous post focused specifically on the ways in which Merck manipulated the information available to physicians. Now, an exceedingly interesting study just released in … Continue reading

The Le Roy Twelve: Vaccine Victims?

As you have no doubt heard, the media has been gripped by yet another medical mystery. Twelve girls from Le Roy Junior Senior High School in upstate New York have been suffering uncontrollable movements that cause them pain, in addition to stuttering and verbal outbursts. Psychiatrists have diagnosed the girls with “conversion disorder” – a … Continue reading

The Marketing of the HPV Vaccine

As we explained in our last blog post, the medical profession has an ethical obligation to explain both the risks and the benefits of any drug to a patient so that the patient can make an informed decision about whether or not to follow the doctor’s recommendation. This is particularly true for vaccines, which are … Continue reading

Does the HPV Vaccine Really Fight Cancer?

A new paper published in the Annals of Medicine argues that, as we have said for some time now, the HPV vaccine may not be as effective as health authorities claim. The paper begins by summarizing one of the key points in the vaccine safety debate: since vaccines are given to healthy people to guard … Continue reading

HPV vaccine: Miracle or menace?

Gardasil And Unexplained Deaths

We just came across this great website regarding the many unexplained deaths related to Gardasil. I strongly encourage you to take five minutes out of your day to check it out, along with the following video: Remember, the more we talk about this on Facebook, Twitter, and our blogs, the more we help others stay … Continue reading

NVIC: New CA Vaccine Law “Violation of Parental Informed Consent Rights and Federal Law”

Despite the efforts of vaccine safety advocates around the nation, California Governor Jerry Brown gave in to pressure from the powerful pharmaceutical industry and signed bill AB499 into law, making it legal for children as young as twelve to be vaccinated without the knowledge or consent of their parents. In other words, it would be … Continue reading

The Issue That Just Won’t Go Away

The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, has been much in the news lately with several of the Republican Presidential candidates stating an opinion regarding it. Consequently, we at The Vaccine Xchange have also been posting on the subject fairly frequently. More people definitely deserve to know about the risks attached to the vaccine: it has been linked … Continue reading

Rick Perry: Using a Cancer Victim for Political Gain

An article in the Examiner this week focuses on Texas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry, who is currently getting a lot of criticism because he issued an executive order mandating that sixth grade girls receive Gardasil, the vaccine against HPV, in February 2007. At the time, Gardasil was still a relatively new vaccine, … Continue reading