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Medicine / Cervical Cancer Vaccine #831863

NBC Evening News for Thursday, May 18, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The likely FDA approval of a vaccine that blocks the virus HPV, which causes cervical cancer, noted; statistics on infections & deaths cited.

(Washington: Lisa Daniels) The controversy over giving the vaccine to girls & young women featured; details given from drug maker Merck’s claims about Gardasil††; statement from the Family Research Council quoted. [Tufts University School of Medicine Dr. Kenneth NOLLER†- praises the vaccine.] [Family Research Council’s Peter SPRIGG†- denies pro-family groups are against the development of the vaccine.] [Merck vaccine division Dr. Richard HAUPT†- comments on Merck’s education campaign.]

Williams, Brian;
Daniels, Lisa

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