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In the sale goes vaccine against cervical cancer

June 13 2006
08:51

U.S. authorities issued a license to produce the first vaccine against cervical cancer (cervical cancer), which each year claims the lives of at least 290,000 women worldwide

The drug is called Gardasil. His company produces its Merck & Co. It is designed to accept girls and women ages 9 to 26 years. The course of treatment takes six months and costs about $ 360. The vaccine will appear in the market in the coming weeks.

"This vaccine represents a significant step towards protecting women's health," - said Andrew von Eschenbach, representative of the U.S. Office of FDA Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

However, conservative organizations in the U.S. believe that the outcome of treatment for girls before they reach the age of sexual activity will be the spread of sexual promiscuity, reports BBC .

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