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Merck Targets Gardasil Advertising to Older Women

There are 25 comments on the story from Oct 28, 2008, titled Merck Targets Gardasil Advertising to Older Women. In it, reports that:

Despite doubts surrounding HPV vaccine Gardasil's medical and cost benefits, Merck wants to market the drug to women over the age of 26.

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Portland, OR

#21 Jun 25, 2009
As a 34 year old who just started dating a guy who has had genital warts in the past, I would be quite interested in getting this vaccine. Yeah, I'm not a virgin anymore, but I do hope to have sex again at some point in my life and so far I have managed to stay wart and cancer free. While I'm certainly concerned about safety, I'd really like to have the option to get this vaccine. When I talked to the nurse-practitioner that I've been seeing for "women's health" she basically called me a whore for not being married yet and informed me that since I've probably already been exposed, there's no point in Gardasil. Um... isn't there a point if I haven't been exposed to all of the strains that Gardasil protects against?

Winnipeg, Canada

#22 Aug 18, 2011
Ellen wrote:
I thought you couldn't take it over 26? Why all of a sudden are they marketing it to older women? My doctor told me I was not eligible to start the vaccine process because I was over 26.
They said Viagra was made to help poor men with E.D. Now you can but it without a prescription on line. They also want to sell it from store shelves. Its a big money maker, and will sell it to anyone. Same with Gardasil. Thet'd sell it to your grandmother or you grangchild, its about $$$ for stockholders, not about health.

Winnipeg, Canada

#23 Aug 18, 2011
Tess wrote:
Merck needs to do more research on the effectiveness of this drug and who should take it. Long-term effectiveness, booster necessary. Possibly even giving it to the male population to prevent the problem in the first place. Too many unknowns at this time.
ah NO!

Clarks Summit, PA

#24 Feb 22, 2012
The families of people who are targets of this Merck drug may need to check why it is important for them to be careful about using a drug from the manufacturer.

Winnipeg, Canada

#27 Feb 22, 2012
Merck will move to seniors then babies until they can't think of another market for its faulty, fraudulent product. It will then have a brainstorm and recommend four or five GARDASIL shots instead of Three.$$$$$$$$$

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