“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is funding a scientist who also is a paid consultant for Merck to conduct research on how to increase teen uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, documents obtained by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed.

Merck manufactures Gardasil, the only HPV vaccine available in the U.S…

U.S. government awarded more than 50 grants worth $40 million to increase HPV vaccine uptake

The $4.7 million grant to UNC was by far the largest awarded by the HHS to increase HPV vaccine uptake, however, it was not the only one.”

Analyst Comment: Taxpayer dollars are being used to help a pharma giant market their latest vaccine.