'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'

Oct 4, 2014

'It's as if time has stopped since the vaccine'


Cancer is the leading cause of death in Japan. But what if there was a vaccine that could prevent a certain type of cancer? And what if it was free? Mika Matsufuji’s daughter received a free vaccine to prevent cervical cancer from Suginami Ward ...

Dec 12, 2013

Japan panel misled over cervical cancer vaccine decision

An article about the cervical cancer vaccine Cervarix that was used by a health ministry panel to justify subsidies for the drug was written by an employee of its manufacturer, GlaxoSmithKline K.K., informed sources said. According to the Japanese unit of Britain’s GlaxoSmithKline PLC, ...

Oct 16, 2013

Cervical cancer vaccination probe kicks off

Two groups set up by the health ministry have started full-scale studies of whether cervical cancer vaccines are directly linked to severe pain that has affected some young women. The two groups will collect data through clinical studies at 17 hospitals nationwide. The group ...

Jun 14, 2013

HPV vaccine raises questions

The health ministry is being pressed to weigh the benefits of the anti-HPV inoculations for schoolgirls against the risks that they cause serious side effects.