With drug makers making a push for cervical cancer vaccination, the industry is quickly growing and certain ETFs can capture this growth.
In a New York Times article, Elisabeth Rosenthal examines how over the past two years, cervical cancer has gone from an obscure disease mostly in poor nations to a great concern in many western countries.
Two vaccines have been approved and released over the past two years. Over this period, tens of millions of girls throughout the United States and Europe have been vaccinated against cervical cancer. In many countries, the vaccines were recommended for universal use among females between the ages of 11 and 26. The vaccines include Gardasil, from Merck, and Cervarix, a GlaxoSmithKline product.
As this market grows at an alarming rate, the vaccines have appealed to not only potential recipients and humanitarians, but politicians as well. The remarkably quick transition of the vaccines in the United States and Europe shows the success of what manufacturers call education and critics call marketing.