Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Provinces take a pass on cancer vaccine

Here's another article about Gardasil. It's similar to the article from a couple of days ago but this one has more details in it. However, I think the prices quoted in the article are a bit low. How about some verification? Pharmacists out there -- check your current retail price of Gardasil and post it in the comments section if you have a chance.

From the National Post:
It has been hailed as one of the greatest advances in immunization in recent years, with the potential to prevent a common form of cancer, but no provincial government has yet chosen to fund the new human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

At $400 per patient, the cost is likely out of reach for many Canadian families, say advocates. Meanwhile, Australia, Texas and some other U.S. states have already decided to offer the vaccine for free, though it has triggered considerable debate in America. ...more

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