Pharma Lobbies Them, Alberta Govt Promotes Controversial Vaccine

As the Alberta government is announcing promoting questionable, controversial HPV vaccines for boys (already doing so dubiously for girls), the province’s Lobbyist Registry shows pharmaceutical giant Merck Frosst, the only manufacturer of HPV vaccine in Canada, has long been lobbying the Alberta government heavily on exactly that issue. An interesting, restrained analysis of the HPV vaccine issue in Canada can be found at the Health Policy Monitor website here. (Note that the groups “strongly opposed” to mass HPV vaccination all represent independent scientific researchers.).