Merck’s Gardasil science (lack thereof) taken to court

The article you are about to read is long. We hope you take the time to read it. Merck was brought before our justice system, and not just the mock of a court system called “vaccine court” when you have a vaccine injury. Our fight has been against the mandate of the HPV vaccine and to advocate informed consent. When reading the studies from Merck there has always been reason to not trust that the advertised benefit was worth the risk of injury; Now via these top lawyers in the case described- Merck has to answer for Gardasil.

Please forward this article to your representative and your senator (GardasilCourtCase.NOHPVmandateRI.com). Please call them and tell to support reversing the HPV mandate in RI, and to support H5165 for philosophical exemption. This case shows why informed consent and ability to act based on the information learned is imperative for all citizens.

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=By Lyn Redwood, R.N, M.S.N., President, Children’s Health Defense

On Wednesday January 9th, I attended Science Day Presentations in the Jennifer Robi vs. Merck and Kaiser Permanente case in Los Angeles Superior Court. I want to report to our community on the outcome of this important event and provide some personal commentary.

It is difficult to describe the feelings of elation and frustration that I experienced during the full day of furious arguments that began at 9:30 am before Judge Maren Nelson. Due to the restrictions of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, my son and thousands of children like him, have never been able to have their injuries acknowledged in a court of law.  This day gave families around the globe whose children’s health was permanently harmed by the HPV vaccine a glimmer of hope that their injuries and suffering would finally be acknowledged. The frustration I felt came from the obvious fact that the science relied on by our federal agencies to approve the HPV vaccine was criminally inadequate and that Jennifer’s injuries and those of the thousands of others like her could have been prevented.

Prior to Science Day, plaintiffs’ attorneys worried that because Judge Nelson threw out a $472 million 2017 jury verdict against Johnson & Johnson for causing ovarian cancer in women exposed to its asbestos-containing baby powders, the Court might not be very receptive to their arguments here. However, Judge Nelson gave scrupulous attention to the science presentations by both sides and clearly seemed to be approaching the Robi case with an open mind.

A red-letter day

After 20 years of advocating for vaccine safety, this was the first time that I’ve watched vaccine science issues adjudicated in a true court of law.  It was truly a red-letter day. Jennifer’s lawyers brilliantly laid bare Merck’s anemic case for Gardasil, dissecting the science in withering presentations challenging both the efficacy and safety of the Gardasil vaccine, and then chronicling the horrifying agency and corporate corruption that lead to its approval.

Jennifer Robi is a 24-year-old former athlete and scholar who has been confined to a wheelchair since receiving her third Gardasil vaccines at age sixteen. She suffers continual uncontrolled neuro/muscular contractions (jerking) and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and many other symptoms of systemic autoimmune dysregulation.

Jennifer’s attorney, Sol Ajalat, initially brought her case in Vaccine Injury Compensation Program and then, following a judgment in the program, elected to proceed in civil court. Since VICA (the Vaccine Injury Compensation Act) forbids recoveries for product defect or negligence, Ajalat brought Jennifer’s civil case under the theories that Merck committed fraud during its clinical trials and then failed to warn Jennifer (and, by implication, other injured girls) about the high risks and meager benefits of the vaccine.

In order to support Sol Ajalat and his sons Greg, Larry, and Steve, who compose the Los Angeles firm Ajalat & Ajalat, a blue ribbon A-Team of the nation’s leading plaintiffs’ law firms have joined Jennifer’s trial team. These include the firms most feared by Pharma: Weitz & Luxenberg (countless major pieces of litigation over 30 years), Morgan & Morgan (Vioxx, Phenphen, Breast Implants, Tobacco), Baum Hedlund, (Monsanto $289 million verdict 2018 and the $54 million 2000 verdict against Bayer in Haemophiliac/AIDS case) as well as Children’s Health Defense’s own Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Kim Mack Rosenberg (a co-author of The HPV on Trial). The plaintiff’s bar has steered clear of vaccine lawsuits since the 2008 Thimerosal fiasco which nearly bankrupted several big firms. Now, Merck, through its reckless overreaching with Gardasil—a public health flimflam currently emerging as the most dangerous vaccine in history—has brought the nation’s leading trial lawyers back to the brawl.

The three Merck attorneys who made presentations were Dino Sangiamo, Sally Bryan, and Christina Gaarder. Jo Lyn Valoff represented Kaiser.

Gardasil’s super-powered aluminum adjuvant

Plaintiffs began the day with a 2.5 hour presentation. Sol Ajalat first introduced Paul Pennock of Weitz & Luxenberg. Pennock ran through a riveting 50-minute slide show demonstrating how Gardasil’s super-powered Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate (AAHS) adjuvant over-stimulated the immune systems of vaccine recipients tipping them into autoimmune conditions in which their redlining immune defenses begin attacking their bodies’ own organs. This “autoimmune process” causes a cascade of illnesses that, in Jennifer Robi’s case, resulted in damage and deterioration in diverse organ systems throughout her body.

Victims like Jennifer are left exhausted as the body fights off disease on multiple fronts.  Pennock explained that vaccine makers add aluminum adjuvants (to weak antigens and a long list of other potentially toxic ingredients) to elicit an immune response, hoping to extend the short-term immunity otherwise provided by most vaccines. Among vaccinologists, it’s axiomatic that the duration of immunity correlates directly to the toxicity of the adjuvant; the more toxic the adjuvant, the longer the duration of immunity. Most vaccines provide immunity for only 5-10 years. Gardasil’s promoters were promising lifelong protection, and needed a super toxic adjuvant that would provide this unprecedented level of protection. After all, Merck was promising regulators, pediatricians and the public that inoculations given to 9-12-year-old girls would provide immunity against a relatively rare cancer that typically doesn’t kill until age 58!

Pennock explained that Merck has refused to disclose the contents of AAHS or to provide samples to independent and university scientists for testing.  AAHS, astonishingly, has never been safety tested by government regulators or by Merck. Studies on animals conducted by world renowned independent scientists like Dr. Chris Exley, Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld, Dr. Chris Shaw and others have found that mice and sheep exposed to aluminum adjuvants, at concentrations comparable to those found in vaccines, develop strange behavioral patterns and illnesses resembling autoimmune diseases.

Using a poisonous placebo in the control group allowed Merck to mask the cascade of injuries suffered by girls in the Gardasil group during the clinical trials.

A parade of deceptive canards

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. next gave the court an explosive 50-minute presentation of 112 disturbing slides describing the parade of deceptive canards that composed Merck’s clinical trials. Kennedy described a series of fraudulent gimmicks employed by Merck to deceive regulators during the clinical trials including the use of a “spiked” extremely toxic AAHS placebo rather than a true inert placebo that is standard for control groups in blue ribbon safety studies for other pharmaceutical products. Using a poisonous placebo in the control group allowed Merck to mask the cascade of injuries suffered by girls in the Gardasil group during the clinical trials.  Half the girls in the Gardasil group and half the girls in the spiked placebo group suffered serious injuries, including several deaths, in the first seven months of the clinical trials, yet Merck was able to claim that reactions in the study group “were similar to the reactions in the placebo group,” and that, therefore, the vaccine was safe. Merck reported most of these serious injuries as “new medical conditions” not adverse events, dismissing any connection to the vaccine by fiat. Information about this parade of grave injuries appears nowhere in the Gardasil package insert.

Merck committed its boldest fraud in its key clinical trial, Protocol 18.  Merck told FDA that Protocol 18 was the single study in which its researchers gave the control group a true inert placebo.  For this reason, FDA declared Protocol 18 “of special interest.”  However, in reality, Merck appears to have taken the precaution of removing half the aluminum from the vaccines administered to this study group. Plus, The Company laced the “placebo” with a witches’ brew of other toxic chemicals. This study, the only “controlled” study that included children in the target cohort of 9-12-year olds, may not have in fact tested the vaccine that Merck went on to inject into millions of young children around the world. Kennedy told the judge that this is not just scientific malpractice, it is outright fraud!

… Merck’s control groups did not reflect the target population for its drug.

Another tactic utilized by Merck was to purge the study group of anyone with the slightest vulnerabilities to the vaccine or its ingredients despite the fact that the vaccine would ultimately be marketed to girls with the very vulnerabilities excluded during the clinical trials.  This precaution allowed the company to mask effects that occur only in vulnerable subgroups.  Mr. Kennedy drew laughter from the large court room audience when he described how Merck had prescreened the study subjects to exclude people with allergies, immunological or nervous disorders, more than 4 lifetime sexual partners, genetic vulnerabilities to cancer or to any other medical condition, or with any hint of general infection, a history of alcohol or drug abuse, or a serious or chronic illnesses, and so forth. Finally, Merck told its researchers to exclude any individual with “any condition which in the opinion of the researchers might interfere with the study objective.” The remaining participants were an elite club of super healthy individuals. “You couldn’t get into the clinical trials unless you were a superhero,” Kennedy told Judge Nelson. “You had to be eligible for the Avengers.” The problem, of course, is that none of the people receiving the vaccine under CDC’s mandate are screened for these vulnerabilities. In other words, Merck’s control groups did not reflect the target population for its drug.

The mayhem caused by Gardasil

Even these flimflams could not conceal the mayhem caused by Gardasil.  Kennedy showed the court data from Merck’s own package insert showing that 2.3 % of the girls receiving the vaccine complained of symptoms of autoimmune disease within 7 months. Since cervical cancer kills only 1.5 Americans in every 100,000, he noted, “Merck’s own data show that the chances of getting an autoimmune disease from this vaccine are 1000 times the risk of dying from cervical cancer.”

Merck’s own data showed that administering the Gardasil vaccine to girls who had previous exposure to HPV actually raised their risk of developing precancerous lesions (or worse) by almost 45%.

Not only did a heartbreaking 50% of the subjects in both the study group and the spiked placebo group experience a serious adverse event within the seven months of the trial, death rates among girls in the study were double background rates. In fact, the rate for girls during the clinical trials (85/100,000) was 37 times the death rate from cervical cancer!  Birth defects among children conceived during the study period were 5x those of the control group and miscarriages were doubled over background rates. Reproductive problems among vaccinated girls were 10x background rates. Finally, Merck’s own data showed that administering the Gardasil vaccine to girls who had previous exposure to HPV actually raised their risk of developing precancerous lesions (or worse) by almost 45%. This revelation is particularly frightening since sexual behavior is only one of many vectors for acquiring HPV. Many children are exposed in the birth canal. Kennedy cited numerous studies showing many very young children are exposed to HPV, including one in which upwards of 34% of girls had exposure to HPV prior to age 10.

Kennedy closed his powerful presentation by chronicling the parade of corrupt conflicts that caused HHS officials to turn a blind eye to the rife fraud that characterized the clinical trials. Merck loaded the two FDA and CDC panels that approved Gardasil, with paid toadies. He showed that the pharmaceutical industry actually pays 45% of FDA’s annual budget and that NIH and its officials own part of the patents to the Gardasil vaccine and collect royalties on every vaccine sold.  NIH collects tens of millions of dollars annually from Gardasil sales.  Finally, 45% of CDC’s budget goes to promoting and purchasing vaccines.  Merck exerts control over the CDC with millions of dollars in contributions to the CDC foundation, which allows funding for pet projects.  This level of support gives Merck the power to also punish the CDC by withholding funding if displeased by the agency.

Jennifer’s illness due to Gardasil

Nicole Maldonado of Baum Hedlund next described the onset of Jennifer’s illness which worsened with each stage of the three vaccine series and how her symptoms were identical to the symptoms seen among hundreds of injured women during the clinical trials around the world, in places as diverse as Japan, Australia, Colombia, and Denmark (where special clinics have been set up to treat Gardasil’s victims), as well as among many girls here in the United States. These symptoms included menstrual irregularities, gastrointestinal dysfunction, musculoskeletal pain, neurological conditions and even death.

One courtroom observer, a concerned mother identifying herself as Rachel Harris said she felt sick to her stomach at the revelations. Jennifer Robi’s mom told me that she felt elated that Mr. Kennedy had mastered the facts so completely and that their family’s story was finally being told.

The rebuttal

The Defendants’ three-hour rebuttal was mainly toothless. Sangiamo doggedly described six studies, that he claimed were relied upon by the plaintiff, that had been retracted. However, only one of those studies was even mentioned on the plaintiff’s lengthy exhibit list (Plaintiff’s attorneys never referred to it in their briefs) and that study was republished elsewhere after the original journal retracted it under pressure from its pharmaceutical advertisers.

Sangiamo argued that the plaintiff had relied on case studies rather than large scale epidemiological studies of the kind largely funded by industry or the NIH which owns the Gardasil patent and profits on every injection sold.  He cited five of those NIH and industry-authored epidemiological studies that found no causal relationship between Gardasil and autoimmune diseases.  All are plagued by fatal defects such as only looking for a very limited number of potential injuries for a short period of time following exposure to the vaccine, despite the fact that autoimmune diseases can take months or years to manifest.  The authors of these studies had financial ties to Merck.

Finally, Merck’s Sally Bryan rose to the podium to explain to Judge Nelson that Merck’s AAHS adjuvant was safe because of the small quantities of this known neurotoxin in each vaccine.  She told the judge that “the dose makes the poison,” and that even water in large enough doses can be toxic. She pointed out that there are only 225 micrograms of aluminum in each vaccine. To illustrate how small this is, she asked Judge Nelson to imagine a dollar bill – which weighs one gram – cut into 1 million tiny pieces. She pointed out that only 225 of these pieces would be in any Gardasil vaccine, far too little to cause any adverse outcome. So in one breath, Merck was telling Judge Nelson that the amount of aluminum in Gardasil was substantial enough to permanently alter a person’s immune system to prevent cancer for the next half century and, at the same time, small enough to cause no harm.

The path forward

At the end of a long day, Judge Nelson ordered both sides to work out a discovery schedule and to reappear in court on February 7 to resolve any differences.

In Merck’s zealous promotion of the Gardasil vaccine, the company and its allies have shamed parents into vaccinating their children, through a series of misleading ad campaigns which play on parental instincts to protect their children from harm, especially from a disease as frightening as cancer. One commercial depicts young girl and boy actors recounting how they developed cancer from HPV and asking their parents if they knew this could have been prevented. “Did you know – Mom and Dad?”  Jennifer Robi has had the courage to tell a real-life story that the public rarely hears – about the risks of the Gardasil vaccine itself.

Watch RFK, Jr. describe his plan to take this issue to the courts


Original article from Children's Health Defense

 

 

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Action Alert; Federal HR 327

Action Alert; Federal HR 327

Hello Rhode Island health choice activists!

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H.Res.327 outright denies Vaccine Injury and sets a dangerous precedent! It states: “there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults.”  https://www.congress.gov/…/115th-…/house-resolution/327/text

Both of our Rhode Island Congressmen are Co-Sponsors of the proposed H.Res.327!  Ask them to remove their names from this resolution!
Please follow this LINK to send a message to your congressman to oppose House Resolution 327 and tell them that vaccine injuries are REAL!  It takes just 30 seconds to fill out this form, please do it now!

Our rights are being won and lost through legislation. If we are to protect health choice, we must educate our legislatures. Please also call your congressman and ask him to remove his name from this resolution.  Be sure to remind him that manufacturing companies are shielded from liability for all vaccine injury https://www.congress.gov/bill/99th-congress/house-bill/5546  If this is your first time contacting a legislator and you would like a well referenced guide, walk them through the uploaded PDF request to withdraw names from H.Res.327.  It is also much easier to talk to a congressman when you bring a friend!

 

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RI Dept of Health, waging a war against your rights.

RI Dept of Health, waging a war against your rights.

There appears to be a war being waged across the U.S., aimed at our youngest and most vulnerable and also our health care and child-care workers, regarding mandatory vaccination. Now there is narrative starting to be put forward that unvaccinated adults are costing the economy billions of dollars a year. This is all based on the premise, one that is repeated as a mantra by those in the medical community, that vaccines are safe and effective and that the science is settled. But what if that premise is false?
I never really questioned vaccine safety and I thought I understood the reasoning of why vaccines worked. I had been in a pre-med curriculum in my undergraduate study and my children were vaccinated in the 1980s when they were young. I was a practicing R.N. for many years and I received a number of vaccines during that time and I administered many. I was injured by the hepatitis vaccine series in 1992-93, but no one was very interested in reporting or tracking that injury. I began studying vaccination in 2009 when I was out on a disability leave of absence.

There is an explosion of vaccine-related injuries occurring across our country. There is something very, very wrong happening to our children: Many are suffering from allergies, neurological and immune-system damage. In 1986, the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed and the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Board was formed by Congress at the behest of the vaccine manufacturers because they were being inundated with lawsuits from parents of children that had been injured by vaccines and this was seriously affecting their profit margins.

This legislation made the pharmaceutical companies and the administrators of the vaccines not liable for injuries. The onus was put on the parents of an injured children to present their case to this “Vaccine Court.” Many cases are not heard. The process can take years and many of these plaintiffs are not compensated. The taxpayer is the one that bears the financial burden of compensation for these injuries and not the pharmaceutical companies. One might ask, if there is no liability to the manufacturer or deliverer, what incentive is there to make safe vaccines backed by long trials with true control groups. and preferably ones that are a double-blind study? Since the inception of this compensation program, $3.6 billion has been awarded due to vaccine injury. Dr. Alvin Moss told West Virginia’s Senate Education Committee on March 18 that in 2016, $250 million was awarded to 800 individuals, or around $300,000 per individual.

In Rhode Island, children are required to have 19-22 vaccines in order to attend pre-kindergarten, child-care, or day care centers. There are four more added to attend kindergarten. Seventh graders have to have received all the aforementioned, another two, and now the HPV vaccine has been added to the schedule. The R.I. Department of Health has mandated the series of HPV vaccines even though the virus is not communicable in a classroom setting; this law became effective in July 2015. There is a religious exemption in place but many parents are not aware of it, and pediatricians and the schools are not forthcoming in disclosing this. There really is little informed consent.

The HPV vaccine, particularly Merck’s Gardasil, which was FDA approved in 2006, has proved to be very problematic here at home and worldwide. It has had a long history of controversy due to adverse side effects and some fatalities, and governmental policymakers have covered up and/or ignored the facts. As of January 2014, some 52 countries had included the HPV vaccine in their national vaccination programs, and since then over half have dropped out because of an array of debilitating medical conditions that have arisen since its introduction.

In the U.S., there have been 59,092 adverse reactions reported since Gardasil and Cervarix, the HPV vaccine that was formulated by GlaxcoSmithKline and approved by the FDA in 2009, have been introduced. Of these adverse events, there have been 1,727 reports of disability, 6,388 listed as serious events, 9,177 events where the individual has not recovered, and 315 deaths reported by February 2017 via the FDA’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data. It is also estimated by many doctors and researchers that less than 10 percent of vaccine injuries are ever reported to the FDA system. Reported in sanevax.org, the VAERS reports of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyletis have increased over 1,000 percent since the introduction of HPV vaccines, infertility rates increased 790 percent, reports of blindness increased 188 percent, and spontaneous abortions by 270 percent. Other reactions include seizures, strokes, heart problems, paralysis, speech problems, pancreatitis, sensory disorder, short term memory loss and debilitating pain. Dr. Bernard Dalbergue, a former Merck employee, predicts that Gardasil will become the greatest medical scandal of all time and it will be shown to have wreaked havoc, “destroyed lives and even killed and only to have served no other purpose than to generate profit for the manufacturers.”

There are 100 types of human papillomavirus. Of these, 15 high-risk types are known to cause virtually all forms of cervical cancer. Two of these types (16 and 18) are believed to cause 70 percent of these cases and 30 percent of cervical cancers are caused by other strains. The Gardasil vaccine was formulated to provide protection to these two aforementioned high-risk strains and two low-risk strains (6 and 11). It was found that women were more susceptible to other strains of the HPV virus after receiving the Gardasil series.

Maybe, as Dr. Suzanne Humphries, an internist, nephrologist, researcher and renowned author says, “nature hates a vacuum,” so Merck formulated Gardasil 9, which was approved in December 2014. It supposedly provides protection against seven types of the high-risk strains. This FDA approval was granted without consultation with the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee, which is responsible for studying and evaluating data concerning the safety, efficacy, and appropriate use of vaccines. The FDA bypassed this committee’s safety assessment because it found “no concerns or controversial issues” to the introduction of this new formulation.

If one looks at the 21-page vaccine insert in the Gardasil 9 package, it can be noted that Merck more than doubled the aluminum adjuvant to its formulation. Aluminum is a proven neurotoxin. There have been five more antigens added. These are big differences. Why was it given a carte blanche by the FDA? We also see on the insert that the rate of adverse events to the Gardasil 9 was 2.3 percent of those in the trial — information that was collated during a 48-month follow-up. The cervical cancer diagnosis rate in the U.S. is 7.9 per 100,000. You don’t have to be that astute to realize that a 2.3 percent rate of adverse events from Merck’s trial (death, disability, hospitalization, a congenital abnormality, a life threatening event) equates to 2,300/100,000. Also, the insert shows us that in Merck’s trial, the subset of women who received an injection of the Gardasil 9 within 30 days of becoming pregnant miscarried or had a stillborn at a rate of 27.4 percent.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention statistics regarding infant mortality in 2006 list miscarriages and fetal deaths here in the U.S. as .605 percent. How is this vaccine considered safe? That is an alarming disparity! If doctors and patients and health departments were aware of these statistics, would this vaccine be a recommended course of action for protection against these strains of HPV? Keep in mind that Dr. Diane Harper, who was the lead researcher in Merck’s clinical trials for their Gardasil and GSK’s Cervarix, tells us that 95 percent of all HPVs are cleared spontaneously by the body’s immune system and of the 5 percent that progress, there is ample time to protect and treat pre-cancers and early stage cancers with regular gynecological checkups. The HPV vaccine prevents infection of those strains; it does not prevent cervical cancer. Harper also brings up a very valid point that there has been no data offered to show that Gardasil remains effective for more than five years.

There seems to be another inconvenient truth. If a woman has one of these HPV high-risk strains in her body when she receives the vaccine, she can get cervical cancer from the vaccine. Does it potentiate the existing HPV strain? I’d consider that a negative efficacy rate. Testing for HPV infection before administration of the vaccine is not cost effective. Also if someone has received the original Gardasil vaccine and completes the series with the new Gardasil 9 vaccine, the response rate is significantly reduced.

A truly independent agency is urgently required to undertake studies on the content of contaminating DNA and RNA, retroviruses and metal toxicants and other potential contaminants in the HPV vaccines.

No child or young person should have to suffer any assault to their health because they or their parent(s) trusted the medical community and our regulatory agencies. If a treatment or medicine or vaccine can result in injury or death, there must be informed consent. In regard to the HPV vaccine, Harper has said, “The decision to be vaccinated with this vaccine must be the woman’s or the parent(s) of the young person and not the physician’s or any board of health, as the vaccination contains personal risk that only that person or parent(s) can value.” Knowledge of the inherent risks needs to be shared, without prejudice, by the medical and academic communities, departments of health and child services, regulatory agencies and in independent forums. The insert in the vaccine package needs to be made public, not an abbreviated form the doctor might hand out to the patient or parent(s) if questioned or requested. Religious and philosophical exemptions must always be in place. When research findings and the public outcry threaten the immunization policy, when conflicts of interest and compromised regulatory agencies have been exposed, then those in position of power must react with integrity and courage. Rhode Islanders, it is time to get informed, speak out and let your elected representatives know your concerns. Many R.I. citizens are coming together via www.NOHPVmandateRI.com to fight against the HPV vaccine mandate.

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Deborah H Jennings, R.N. Middletown

VICP has paid out nearly 6million in claims to HPV vaccine injury victims

VICP has paid out nearly 6million in claims to HPV vaccine injury victims

Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal 200 Claims Filed with HHS for HPV Vaccine Injuries and Deaths, 49 Compensated 

Documents Reveal that the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has Paid Out Nearly $6 million in Claims to Victims of Controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) Vaccine, including Families of Two Dead

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has received documents from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) revealing that its National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) has awarded $5,877,710 dollars to 49 victims in claims made against the highly controversial HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines. To date 200 claims have been filed with VICP, with barely half adjudicated.

The documents came in response to a February 28, 2013, Judicial Watch lawsuit against HHS to force the department to comply with a November 1, 2012, Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:13-cv-00197)). On March 12, 2013, The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of HHS, provided Judicial Watch with documents revealing the following information:

  • Only 49 of the 200 claims filed have been compensated for injury or death caused from the (HPV) vaccine.  Of the 49 compensated claims 47 were for injury caused from (HPV) vaccine the additional 2 claims were for death caused due to the vaccine.
  • 92 (nearly half) of the total 200 claims filed are still pending.  Of those pending claims 87 of the claims against (HPV) vaccine were filed for injury, the remaining 5 claims were filed for death.
  • 59 claims have been dismissed outright by VICP.  The alleged victims were not compensated for their claims against the HPV vaccine.  Of the claims dismissed, 57 were for injuries, 2 were for deaths allegedly caused by the HPV vaccine.
  • The amount awarded to the 49 claims compensated totaled 5,877,710.87 dollars. This amounts to approximately $120,000 per claim.

VICP is a Health and Human Services program that compensates patients who have been adversely affected by certain vaccines. The HHS web site describes the program as a “no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system,” and it covers 16 specific classes of vaccines, including HPV vaccines which were added in 2007.

From its inception, the use of HPV (human papillomavirus) vaccines for sexually transmitted diseases has been hotly disputed.  According to the Annals of Medicine: “At present there are no significant data showing that either Gardasil or Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline) can prevent any type of cervical cancer since the testing period employed was too short to evaluate long-term benefits of HPV vaccination.”

“This new information from the government shows that the serious safety concerns about the use of Gardasil have been well-founded,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.  “Public health officials should stop pushing Gardasil on children.”

In addition to obtaining records from the FDA through the agency’s Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) which has documented thousands of adverse reactions to Gardasil, Judicial Watch also published a special report in 2008 detailing Gardasil’s approval process, side effects, safety concerns and marketing practices.

 

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Article dated March 2013