More on Merck's Gardasil vaccine:
The Washington Post reported on February 11, 2007 thatLawmakers in Virginia and 17 other states are considering laws making vaccination mandatory.
Merck has hired a high-powered lobbying firm to push legislation in some states And no wonder: if Gardasil becomes mandatory and if Merck is successful in lobbying for state funding of the $360 vaccine for girls who have no health care insurance and whose care is funded by medicaid, Merck stands to reap billions of dollars in profits.
The Washington Post story "Drugmaker Assists in Pushing for Mandate for HPV Vaccination" made be read online. Last accessed Feb. 11, 2007.
Earlier articles on Gardasil posted in Updates in Michigan Family Law may be read here: