Raf Sanchez, David Rose
May 24, 2010
Andrew Wakefield, the doctor who triggered the MMR vaccine scare, has been struck off the medical register.
After nearly three years of formal investigation by the General Medical Council (GMC), Dr Wakefield has been found guilty of serious professional misconduct over “unethical” research that sparked unfounded fears that the vaccine was linked to bowel disease and autism.
Parents were today advised that it was “never too late” to give their children the triple vaccine to protect against measles, mumps and rubella, as the case drew to a close.
The decision marks the culmination of the longest medical misconduct hearing in the GMC’s 150-year history, which has been going on since July 2007.
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