02 February 2007

Big Breaking News

Today, Texas becomes the first state to require the newly available cervical cancer vaccine, Gardasil, for school girls.

Details are not available yet, but Governor Perry is expected to make a statement this afternoon about the new legislation and when it will take effect.

The deal supposedly came about thanks to the Governor's relationship with a Merck (Gardasil's maker) lobbyist who is his former chief-of-staff.

This legislation will affect so many girls, and it's heartening to see Texas leading the way.

Just keeping you posted...have a great weekend.

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