Vaccine Researcher Andrew Wakefield Stripped of License in U.K.
From the BBC News story:
The GMC ruled in January he had acted "dishonestly and irresponsibly" in conducting his research, but under its procedures the sanctions are made at a later date.
The case did not investigate whether Dr Wakefield's findings were right or wrong, instead it focused on the methods of research.
During the two-and-a-half-year case, the longest in GMC history, he was accused of carrying out invasive tests on vulnerable children which were against their best interests.
For those of you who haven't been following the Wakefield saga, he's been called the "father of the modern anti-vaccine movement." The British gastroenterologist in 1998 published now-discredited research suggesting a link between the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine and autism. In the U.K., where his work was highly publicized, vaccination rates plummeted and children contracted serious, preventable childhood diseases. He now runs an autism center in Texas, according to this TimesOnline story.
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