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Centre halts HPV vaccine project [India]

In the wake of reports of violation of ethical guidelines and exploitation during the “clinical trials” of HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine, meant to prevent cervical cancer among women, the Centre...advised...State governments to suspend the vaccine programme...Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research V.M. Katoch told The Hindu...“I am not prematurely judging...but if there are allegations, they need to be investigated, and concrete evidence has to be brought to our notice. But, until this happens, the programme needs to be suspended."

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