Four Ways Katie Couric Stacked The Deck Against Merck & Co., Inc.'s Gardasil

Published: Dec 06, 2013

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This afternoon, Katie Couric ran a long segment on her daytime talk show, Katie, about what she called the “controversy” over the vaccines against human papilloma virus, or HPV, an infection that causes cervical, throat, penile, and anal cancers. She featured one mother who says that Gardasil, the HPV vaccine made by Merck , killed her daughter, and a young woman, seated with her mother, who said that Gardasil had caused years of illness that made her think she might die. (GlaxoSmithKline makes another HPV vaccine, Cervarix, that is less commonly used in the U.S.)

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