|A physician who advised the Virginia legislature that the state could successfully vaccinate all sixth-grade girls against some types of cervical cancer maintains a previously undisclosed financial relationship with the vaccine's maker.
Okay, this is just the author of the article's mistake, but it REALLY bugs me. Being inaccurate about how the vaccine may prevent cervical cancer in the first paragraph of the article is poor journalism, IMO.
The rest of the article talks about how the doctor who spoke to the legislature about Gardasil didn't disclose that she's paid by Merck (not specifically for that appearance, of course
) to do educational talks on Gardasil, and about the bill being signed shortly. I didn't realize it had made it to the governor's desk already.
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