Deaths Associated with Gardasil Increased in 2008
The public interest group, Judicial Watch, recently obtained records from the FDA documenting 28 deaths in 2008 associated with Gardasil, the vaccination for human papillomavirus (HPV). In 2007, there were just 19 deaths. The total number of Gardasil associated deaths is 47 since the vaccine was approved in 2006. Overall, the FDA documented 6,723 adverse events in 2008, of which 1,061 were considered serious, and 142 considered life threatening.
Of the 47 reported deaths, 41 occurred within a month of receiving the vaccine and of those 17 were within two weeks or receiving the vaccine. In most of the deaths, the cause is still unknown.
Sixty-two developed genital warts after receiving the vaccine. Gardasil, which is designed to prevent two strains of genital warts, is not supposed to react with other HPV strains.
One woman developed full-blown cervical cancer within 15 months from the completion of the Gardasil vaccination. The patient now has the difficult choice of having a hysterectomy or receiving treatment in hopes that she may be able one day to conceive children.
Please report any adverse events associated with Gardasil to the FDA.
The FDA can be contacted via:
Online at www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
Phone at 1-800-FDA-1088
Fax at 1-800-FDA-0178, using the MedWatch Form 3500
(available at www.fda.gov/medwatch/ getforms.htm)
Mail, using the postage-paid MedWatch Form 3500 (see above), to MedWatch, 5600
For more information please see: http://www.judicialwatch.org/news/2009/jun/new-fda-records-obtained-judicial-watch-indicate-28-deaths-related-gardasil-2008