Sunday, February 22, 2009

Funding Row threatens HPV vaccine programme

Scotland on Sunday has this report outlining how young women who have left school are set to be denied access to the HPV vaccine which prevents the virus which causes cervical cancer becuase of a funding row between GP surgeries and the Scottish Government.

There seems to be a fair amount of rancour between Nicola Sturgeon's Health and Wellbeing Department and GPs at the moment - they are also fighting about plans to extend GP opening hours.

Whatever the rights and wrongs of this, it needs sorting and soon. We are all being reminded on a daily basis of what can happen if cervical cancer goes undetected and untreated as we watch Jade Goody's sad decline. It would be irreponsible not to ensure that a vaccine which can prevent that disease at not that much cost is not available to women at most risk.

It is important that these young women are not the victims of a war of attrition between Nicola Sturgeon, Shona Robison and the GPs.

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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

These HPV injections have killed and disabled thousands of young women in America already.

Perhaps you should do some additional research into the Orgs selling this product, the FDA "revolving door" and its all for profit cancer "cures"

These HPV injections should be banned in Scotland pending further proper medical investigation into the horrible side effects.

Right now, you would need to be an absolute fool to give approval for your daughter or indeed son, to have this injection.

Clearly there is another huge potential money making "opportunity" to mandate the HPV injection for boys and the matter has already been mooted in the UK.

Do your own research. There are lots of very sad stories on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XK97CHQZhq0

Then please think again!

Caron said...

I'm not convinced - I am concerned that those with a specific agenda are out to scaremonger, irresponsibly, about a vaccination which will save the lives of young women.

It's up to individuals to conduct their own research and work it out for themselves, but I certainly am not going to leave my daughter at risk from not having the vaccine.

Anonymous said...

FYI- there is a book on “The HPV Vaccine Controversy: Sex, Cancer, God and Politics” authored by Shobha S. Krishnan, M.D, Barnard college, Columbia University. It is available at amazon.com and Barnes and Noble .com and is written without the influence of any pharmaceutical company or special interest groups. Link to the book: http://www.greenwood.com/catalog/C35011.aspx

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