Lancet retracts Wakefield’s MMR paper

  title={Lancet retracts Wakefield’s MMR paper},
  author={C. Dyer},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  • C. Dyer
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • The Lancet has retracted the 12 year old paper that sparked an international crisis of confidence in the safety of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine when its lead author suggested a link between the vaccine and autism. Andrew Wakefield was found guilty by the General Medical Council last week of dishonesty and flouting ethics protocols. The UK regulator held that Dr Wakefield abused his position, subjected children to intrusive procedures such as lumbar puncture and colonoscopy… CONTINUE READING
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