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A federal government advisory committee voted Tuesday to recommend that males ages 11 to 21 be vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, which is blamed for thousands of cases of cancer among women and men.

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Is the HPV shot advised for teen males?updated: Mon Dec 06 2010 08:30:00

What is the deal with the HPV shot for teen boys? I have heard that is now being advised for males. I have a 15-year-old son.

Fortune: What went wrong with Gardasilupdated: Tue Sep 07 2010 08:43:00

There's a liquid drug that women can get injected into a layer of muscle -- three separate times over a six-month period -- that can protect them from a kind of cancer. From a scientific perspective, that's amazing. In terms of public health, it's a breakthrough.

FDA panel urges HPV vaccine be given to boysupdated: Wed Sep 09 2009 18:48:00

Boys may soon be able to get Gardasil, the vaccine given to girls and young women to prevent infection by four types of human papillomavirus.

HPV shot found safe, but some experts question its benefitsupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 16:33:00

One in four American girls ages 13 to 17 have been given at least one shot of Gardasil, the human papillomavirus vaccine that is heavily marketed as a way to prevent cervical cancer.

Moms still wary of Gardasilupdated: Tue Aug 18 2009 16:33:00

Even though the HPV vaccine is on the CDC schedule, many parents are still worried. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.

Should your daughter get Gardasil, the vaccine against HPV?updated: Thu Aug 13 2009 19:56:00

When Raffi Darrow brought in her two daughters, Wendy and Alice, for their annual back-to-school checkups this week, for the first time in her career as a mom, Darrow decided to be a rebel.

Is the Gardasil vaccination reliable?updated: Mon May 11 2009 12:56:00

Is Gardasil vaccination reliable? I've heard plenty of ugly things about this vaccination. I have a 17-year-old daughter and her doctor recommends that she get this vaccine. I am very confused because of the negative and positive information. Would you be able to clarify?

HPV vaccine 101updated: Mon Dec 22 2008 12:25:00

Genital human papillomavirus, or HPV, which infects the skin and mucous membranes, is the most common sexually transmitted disease. About 20 million Americans have the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer, which kills about 250,000 women worldwide each year. In the United States, cervical cancer will be diagnosed in about 12,000 women this year, and 4,000 will die, the CDC says. Women get Pap smears to detect cervical cancer and now have the option of preventing it with a vaccine. Gardasil, developed by Merck, works to protect against four strains of HPV, including two connected to 70 percent of cervical cancers.

CDC: 1 in 4 teenage girls got cervical cancer shotupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 16:10:00

About one in four teen girls last year got the groundbreaking vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, federal health officials reported Thursday. 1 in 4 US Teen Girls Got Cervical-Cancer Shotupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 13:00:00

About one in four teen girls last year got the groundbreaking vaccine that prevents cervical cancer, federal health officials reported Thursday FDA Expands Use of Cervical Cancer Vaccineupdated: Mon Sep 15 2008 16:00:00

The cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil also works to prevent cancers of the vagina and vulva, federal health officials said Friday, as they approved expanding its use to protect against those diseases as well Cervical Cancer Shots Less Cost-Effective With Ageupdated: Thu Aug 21 2008 14:00:00

An expensive vaccine aimed at preventing cervical cancer makes sense for young teens when it comes to cost-effectiveness, but not for women in their 20s, contends a new report

Should parents worry about HPV vaccine?updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 16:10:00

A vaccine designed to prevent cervical cancer is coming under fresh scrutiny amid thousands of complaints linking it to a range of health problems.

HPV shot blamed for illnessesupdated: Mon Jul 07 2008 16:10:00

Two girls claim that the HPV vaccine caused them to become seriously ill. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports. Anti-Vaccine Activists vs. Gardasil updated: Thu Jun 19 2008 16:00:00

Merck's drug against HPV has been a boon to the company but is facing growing grass-roots opposition

Adults not getting shotsupdated: Thu Jan 24 2008 13:12:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a new study that found most adults aren't getting the vaccinations they need.

Fortune: Update: Merck recovers from Vioxxupdated: Mon Nov 12 2007 15:42:00

What we said In "Merck Is on the Mend" (Feb. 5), we recommended a second look at the pharma giant, which was recovering from the low it reached in 2004 amid the Vioxx debacle. We mentioned that Merck was winning approvals for a host of new drugs, including cervical-cancer vaccine Gardasil. We cited Bear Stearns analyst John Boris's year-end price target of $53.

CNNMoney: Glaxo's cancer vaccine Ok'd in Europeupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 05:21:00

Merck's cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil now faces direct competition from Glaxo's Cervarix, which was approved by European health authorities, said the vaccine's maker GlaxoSmithKline on Monday.

Cancer treatment in Tanzaniaupdated: Mon Sep 24 2007 05:21:00

Researchers look into a common plant as a cure for Colon cancer. Who Should Get the HPV Vaccine? updated: Tue Aug 28 2007 14:00:00

The FDA has approved the vaccine only for girls and women up to age 26. Now a medical debate is raging over whether older women should get it too

Sexually transmitted wart virus increases mouth cancersupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 06:38:00

Men should be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted wart virus to protect them against a type of mouth and throat cancer, U.S. researchers said Monday. HPV Vaccine: Best Taken Earlyupdated: Mon Aug 13 2007 16:00:00

TThe drug helps protect teenage girls from the virus that can cause cervical cancer, but a new study shows it does little to help women who already are already infected

CNNMoney: In France, delicate questions over Gardasilupdated: Wed Jul 11 2007 04:13:00

The French government has agreed to subsidize a cervical cancer vaccine made by Merck for teenage girls and young women, according to Merck's marketing partner, French drugmaker Sanofi-Aventis.

CNNMoney: Biggest-ever study for cervical cancer vaccineupdated: Wed Jun 27 2007 06:54:00

GlaxoSmithKline announced the results of the biggest-ever study of a cancer vaccine Wednesday, in the hopes of bolstering the competitive strength of its Cervarix against Merck's Gardasil.

CNNMoney: Street divided over numbers from Big Pharmaupdated: Thu Apr 19 2007 10:30:00

The drugmakers Merck, Schering-Plough and Wyeth all reported strong first-quarter earnings - with Schering and Wyeth trouncing forecasts - but investor reaction was mixed.

CNNMoney: Glaxo seeks approval for cervical cancer vaccineupdated: Thu Mar 29 2007 15:30:00

GlaxoSmithKline said it submitted an application for its cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix to the Food and Drug Administration, bringing it one step closer to challenging Merck's now-dominant Gardasil.

CNNMoney: Glaxo readies challenge to Merck monopolyupdated: Wed Mar 14 2007 11:56:00

GlaxoSmithKline is getting closer to launching its challenge against Merck's monopoly on cervical cancer vaccines.

CNNMoney: Glaxo fires shot over Merck's bowupdated: Thu Jan 18 2007 09:55:00

The British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline fired a shot over Merck's bow on Thursday, by launching a study comparing its own experimental vaccine for cervical cancer to Merck's Gardasil.

CNNMoney: Big Pharma trounces Biotech in 2006updated: Fri Dec 29 2006 09:14:00

Big Pharma stocks trounced Big Biotech this year, as Merck and other drugmakers recovered from their woes, and Genentech slid after a couple of very good years.

CNNMoney: The making of Gardasilupdated: Wed Nov 22 2006 10:24:00

On the site of a former amusement park in a small Pennsylvania town, technicians sheathed in plastic suits labor over stainless steel fermentation tanks that look like brewery vats.

CNNMoney: A MySpace for physiciansupdated: Fri Nov 17 2006 12:23:00

Now doctors have their own online community, where they discuss everything from the latest medical break-throughs to potentially faulty drugs.

CNNMoney: Drug stocks climbing, climbing, climbingupdated: Fri Sep 22 2006 10:35:00

To quote Frank Sinatra, Big Pharma stocks are having "a very good year."

CNNMoney: Drug industry faces tough second quarterupdated: Wed Jul 12 2006 10:24:00

Big Pharma is feeling the squeeze as name-brand drugs go off patent, which is why analysts are expecting a flat or modest second quarter for most of the biggest U.S. drug makers.

FDA OKs first cervical cancer vaccineupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 13:23:00

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved the first vaccine for cervical cancer -- Gardasil, manufactured by Merck and Co.

CNNMoney: FDA OKs first vaccine for cervical cancerupdated: Thu Jun 08 2006 13:04:00

Federal regulators approved Gardasil, the first vaccine meant to prevent cervical cancer, the drugmaker Merck said Thursday.

CNNMoney: Merck cancer vaccine may get Glaxo challengeupdated: Mon Jun 05 2006 09:58:00

Vital protection against cervical cancer could soon be made available, not just from Merck but also from GlaxoSmithKline, providing life-saving potential for women while feeding a competitive atmosphere for the drug giants.

Fortune: Merck's $4 billion PR problemupdated: Fri Jun 02 2006 15:30:00

Merck has already angered Christian conservatives by pushing to make its yet-to-be approved cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, mandatory for girls as young as nine. But that could be the least of the company's worries regarding the projected $4 billion-a-year vaccine.

CNNMoney: FDA approves Merck's Zostavaxupdated: Thu May 25 2006 12:42:00

The FDA has approved Zostavax, a new vaccine from Merck that prevents shingles, for patients 60 or older.

CNNMoney: FDA panel gives nod to Gardasil approvalupdated: Thu May 18 2006 15:02:00

An FDA advisory committee recommended for approval Merck's experimental cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil, said Merck and the agency.

CNNMoney: Merck's dance with the religious rightupdated: Mon May 15 2006 14:49:00

Merck needs a hit, and it just might be on the verge of getting one, thanks to some delicate footwork with the religious right.

Fortune: Blockbusters to the Rescue!updated: Tue Jan 31 2006 12:24:00

JUDGING BY THE HEADLINES, IT WOULD BE EASY TO THINK that Big Pharma is on the brink of collapse. In 2006 the industry is poised to lose more than $23 billion in sales to generic competitors, its wo...

CNNMoney: Merck's other big problem: Zocorupdated: Mon Jan 30 2006 11:44:00

Merck's big problem in 2006 isn't just Vioxx. It's Zocor.

Fortune: 5 blockbusters to save big pharmaupdated: Fri Jan 20 2006 09:58:00

Judging by the headlines, it would be easy to think that Big Pharma is on the brink of collapse.

CNNMoney: Merck pitches another use for Gardasilupdated: Fri Dec 16 2005 13:29:00

Merck, the second-biggest American drug maker, said on Friday that its experimental cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil can also prevent external genital lesions in women, including vaginal and vulvar lesions.

CNNMoney: Billion dollar drugs, pipeline dreamsupdated: Wed May 25 2005 05:44:00

Drugmakers are pouring billions of dollars into research and development in their quest for the next blockbusters, and analysts have a hard time gauging whether the heavy costs will pay off.

CNNMoney: Protecting kids against STDsupdated: Thu May 19 2005 11:38:00

A cervical cancer vaccine that analysts are calling the biggest potential blockbuster in Merck & Co.'s pipeline passed the first phase in late-stage testing and will be filed with the Food and Drug Administration this year, the company said Thursday.

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