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Merck recalls HPV vaccine Gardasil
because shots may contain broken glass

Star-Ledger [Newark, NJ], by Kathleen O´Brien

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Posted By:Ribicon, 12/28/2013 11:35:59 AM

The pharmaceutical company Merck is recalling nearly 750,000 doses of its HPV vaccine because a handful may be contaminated with broken glass. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention described the origin of the glass breakage as "an isolated problem in the vaccine manufacturing process." Merck notified the CDC on Dec. 16 that it was voluntarily recalling the vials. The suspect vaccines were distributed to 40 states — including New Jersey — and Puerto Rico, according to a Merck spokesman. The company emphasized it isn’t certain the specks of glass would be small enough to fit through any needle injecting the vaccine.

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Setting aside the shards of broken glass, CDC adds that the vaccine still works great.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Masscon, 12/28/2013 12:03:10 PM     (No. 9670909)

If I wanted to wage biological warfare on the US, vaccines might be an area I would investigate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mitzi, 12/28/2013 12:19:04 PM     (No. 9670923)

I´ve read so many articles about the awful (permanent) side effects of Gardasil. I half expect to see class action suits in the not-to-disstant future.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/28/2013 2:37:04 PM     (No. 9671046)

Touche´, #3. The more I hear about this vaccine, the less I like it. I wonder what will come to light about its effects in the next several years?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/28/2013 10:14:52 PM     (No. 9671318)

This was not the only recall on the FDA list for foreign matter lately.

With 40% of medication coming from out of the country, expect more with Zippycare.

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