Parents may be misled by inaccurate HPV vaccine websites, report says

A new study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that parents looking online for information about HPV vaccines can be misled by websites containing inaccurate or incomplete medical information, Reuters reported. Researchers conducted 20 different searches using varying terms to find 116 websites on the vaccines, finding that 39% of the pages were critical of the shots by spotlighting safety concerns and arguing that the vaccines encourage sexual activity. For years, Big Pharmas Merck ($MRK) and GlaxoSmithKline ($GSK) have battled misperceptions about their HPV vaccines that have hampered uptake. Report | More

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