MSD launches India's first gender-neutral Human Papillomavirus Vaccine "Gardasil-9"

MSD launches India's first gender-neutral Human Papillomavirus Vaccine "Gardasil-9"

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Category : Miscellaneous Published on: October 01 2021

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·        MSD Pharmaceuticals has launched India's first gender-neutral Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to reduce the HPV-related disease burden and cancer caused by the virus in Indian women, girls and boys.

·        It is the only US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approved HPV vaccine that will help reduce HPV-related diseases and cancers in India.

·        "Gardasil-9" is a three-dose nanovalent (9-valent) human papillomavirus or HPV vaccine that helps to reduce HPV-related diseases and cancers.

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·        The United States Food and Drug Administration is a federal agency of the Department of Health and Human Services.

·        Founded: 30 June 1906

·        Founders: Theodore Roosevelt, Harvey Washington Wiley

·        Headquarters: Silver Spring, Maryland

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