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S.A.N.E Vax Objects to FDA Ruling Gardasil Use for Anal Cancer

Guest post by Leslie Botha, S.A.N.E. Vax Increasing Number of Consumers are Concerned over HPV Vaccine Safety The FDA’s December 22, 2010 ruling to expand the use of Gardasil for anal cancer prevention is unacceptable, according to Norma Erickson, President of S.A.N.E Vax. Last Wednesday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Gardasil for the prevention of anal cancer and...

Weekend Links to Wrap Up 2010

A few things that crossed my screen during my week-long holiday: Drug companies are becoming expert at using social media to promote pharmaceutical products. Soon, the US FDA will issue guidelines for such usage. Current methods of screening for ovarian cancer have not significantly reduced death from the disease. Surveys of women in nine countries reveal that “a range...

Weekend Links

Menstruation and blood symbolism in The Black Swan. Ovulating women don’t want to talk with their fathers, according to new research published in Psychological Science. Via CopyRanter, a billboard ad for maxi pads in Pakistan boasts that the pads stop leaks better than WikiLeaks. And it appears to be authentic. re:Cycling will probably be pretty quiet...

Sex, Lies and Pharmaceuticals

There’s a new book about the intimate role of the pharmaceutical industry in the construction of diseases, using the example of FSD (female sexual dysfunction). The authors are Ray Moynihan, an Australian investigative journalist with a longstanding interest in this topic, and Barbara Mintzes, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics at the University of British...
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