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Switching to newest HPV vaccine can save billions in health care costs, study says

Tuesday, April 19, 2016  
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April 18, 2016 

By switching to the latest version of the Gardasil vaccine, which can thwart a virus that leads to cervical cancer, the nation’s health care bill could drop by an estimated $27 billion over the next 35 years, according to a new study published on Monday.

How so? The newer vaccine is expected to lower the incidence of cervical cancer and death. The current vaccines used to tackle the human papillomavirus reduce the onset of cervical cancer by 63 percent and deaths by 43 percent. But by using Gardasil 9, as the newest version is called, the incidence of cervical cancer would decrease by 73 percent and death by 49 percent, the analysis found...Click here to read the full story. 

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