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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cervarix and Gardasil

Cervarix and Gardasil are the 2 vaccines to help in the prevention of cervical cancer caused by certain strands of HPV. Cervarix, created by Glaxo, Smith, Kline, has yet to be approved but has been recently submitted to the FDA for approval. Merck & Co., Gardasil, on the other hand, has been around for awhile and is already noticing a decline in sales of their HPV vaccine. The vaccine is given to females age 9 - 26, given 3 injections over a 6 month span.
Question is, is Cervarix too late to jump on the bandwagon? Once vaccinations are administered worldwide, it would make perfect sense to assume that the need for the drug would begin to diminish. And so an analyst at Jeffries International, Jeffrey Holford, has concluded as well when he stated "Glaxo is 3 to 4 years late into the market. They have lost the bulk of the opportunity in the U.S."
Only time will tell what is in store for these 2 companies. Though I must wish them the best of luck and give them thanks for helping to reduce the number of cervical cancer deaths.


Chronic Chick Talk said...

Last year my daughter received the shots. I was shocked when other mothers refused to get the shots for their kids. I explained it to my daughter and She said thanks Mom for caring enough. I pray one day they make it mandatory for kids

Anonymous said...

Do you do everything your government tells you to do like a good little citizen? Have you done any research on these cancer CAUSING drugs?

Merck admits to FDA "It is not a cancer vaccine or cure."

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