The Vaccine-Autism Connection: A Public Health Crisis Caused by Unethical Medical Practices and Fraudulent Science

@article{Flaherty2011TheVC,
  title={The Vaccine-Autism Connection: A Public Health Crisis Caused by Unethical Medical Practices and Fraudulent Science},
  author={D. Flaherty},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={45},
  pages={1302 - 1304}
}
  • D. Flaherty
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Pharmacotherapy
In 1998. Dr. Andrew Wakefield, a British gastroenterologist, described a new autism phenotype called the regressive autism-enterocolitis syndrome triggered by environmental factors such as measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccination. The speculative vaccination-autism connection decreased parental confidence in public health vaccination programs and created a public health crisis in England and questions about vaccine safety in North America. After 10 years of controversy and investigation… Expand
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