Merck's Gardasil faces religious hurdles beyond FDA approval

Merck's Gardasil has the support of an FDA advisory committee, but the drugmaker likely will face the opposition of conservative Christians when it tries to get the cervical cancer vaccine added to the vaccines mandatory for school admission. Separately, a medicine professor writing in The New York Times says approval of a cervical cancer vaccine is "truly big news," but noted the vaccine does have political side effects for many engaged in "sexual politics."

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