Rick Perry, Merck, And Gardicil
Did you know that Rick Perry effectively forced young girls, in Texas, to be inoculated with the, proven to be deadly, Gardicil vaccine for cervical cancer?
According to Real Clear Politics Dot com
Gov. Perry chose to bypass the legislature, and on Feb. 2, 2007, he issued an executive order, sound familiar, making Texas the first state in the country requiring all sixth-grade girls to receive a three-shot vaccination series (which cost about $120 per shot). The move generated a fierce public debate. Conservatives slammed Perry for promoting what they saw as an intrusion by the state into private health decisions of parents and their children. Some also complained that the mandate would encourage promiscuity among teenagers.
According to the Idaho Observer,
Information has been received…concerning a 23-year-old female…who on 31-JAN-2008 was vaccinated with her 1st dose of Gardasil…the patient experienced anaphylactic shock 2 minutes after vaccination characterized by a brief loss of consciousness…respiratory arrest, eyes rolled upwards, blurred vision and greyish skin tone…Anaphylactic shock was considered to be immediately life-threatening.
Many doctors, including Bill Hinchey, the president of the Texas Medical Association at the time, questioned the wisdom of rushing to mandate a drug that had been on the market for less than a year.
Please keep in mind that Governor Rick Perry, is a Merck Investor. I guess pimping takes on different forms when it comes offices of high power.