You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Reply #12: Oddly enough, the vaccine wasn't recommended for males at first [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Health Donate to DU
hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-07-07 02:15 PM
Response to Reply #7
12. Oddly enough, the vaccine wasn't recommended for males at first
precisely because the risk/benefit/cost ratios didn't justify it. Although men can spread HOV, they only rarely develop cancers from it. The anticipated savings to society of avoiding cervical cancers in women justified the cost of vaccinating them. Every man in the world could have HPV and it wouldn't make much of a difference to bottom line health care costs to society as long as women are protected.

Can anyone explain to me why money hungry Big Pharm willingly dropped the male half of the potential market if their only motivation if profit? I'm not saying their motivation doesn't include profit, just that there may be additional reasons for pushing this vaccine.

I've heard that other companies have similar vaccines in the pipeline. Merck will make money by getting into the market first, but who wants to go unprotected another year just to stick it to Merck?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Health Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC