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|Posted: Mon May 24, 2010 12:48 pm Post subject: Brit Doctor Who Linked Vaccines and Autism Banned
|LONDON – Britain's top medical group ruled on Monday that a doctor who claimed autism was linked to a childhood vaccine no longer has the right to practice in the U.K.
The General Medical Council also found Dr. Andrew Wakefield guilty of "serious professional misconduct" as it struck him from the country's medical register.
In 1998, Wakefield and colleagues published a study alleging a link between the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella and autism. Most of the study authors renounced its conclusions and it was retracted by the journal in February.
No other studies have ever found a connection between autism and vaccines. The ruling does not affect Wakefield's right to practise medicine in other countries.
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