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BBC withdraws allegation that Dr Andrew Wakefield was paid to conduct MMR investigation
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: BBC withdraws allegation that Dr Andrew Wakefield was paid to conduct MMR investigation Reply with quote

JABS Press Release 10 July 2006

BBC withdraws allegation that Dr Andrew Wakefield was paid to conduct MMR
investigation

Following reports in the Sunday Times on 22 February 2004 the Prime Minister
told BBC news: "I hope now that people will see the situation is somewhat
different from what they were led to believe...."
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3512195.stm.) The same report went on to
state:

'Dr Wakefield was being paid by Legal Aid to examine whether parents who
claim their children were damaged by MMR had a case. Some children were
involved in both studies. The Lancet says it was never told of this.'

Now, after more than two years the BBC has accepted that Dr Wakefield was
not paid to undertake this investigation. Health safety campaigner, John
Stone, pressed the BBC to correct inaccurate statements. He reports: "After
extensive private representations the BBC has withdrawn its claim that
Andrew Wakefield was paid to investigate whether children had been damaged
by MMR vaccine on behalf of litigants."

A BBC report dated 4 March 2004 'MMR researchers issue retraction' stated:

It followed the discovery that Andrew Wakefield was carrying out a second
study at the time. He was being paid to see whether there was any evidence
to support a possible legal action by a group of parents who claimed their
children were damaged by the vaccine.

The text now reads:

Funding was provided to the hospital where his team worked for the study,
which was investigating if there was any evidence to support possible legal
action by a group of parents who claimed their children were damaged by the
vaccine. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3530551.stm

Although the report says it was last updated on 4 March 2004, it was in fact
changed this week. At least one other BBC report has been similarly
modified.

The payment was one of a number of serious allegations raised against Dr
Wakefield. The General Medical Council (GMC) has been investigating whether
to charge him or not for the last two years and to date no formal charges
have been laid. No parent of any of the children who were under his team's
care have made adverse remarks or allegations against Dr Wakefield. The
original allegations, Jabs believes, came from a hostile journalist.

Dr Wakefield has insisted he has done nothing wrong and says the science
behind his study still stands. He welcomed the GMC investigation. "I not
only welcome this, I insist on it," he said. "Serious allegations have been
made against me in relation to the provision of clinical care for children
with autism and bowel disease, and the subsequent reporting of their
disease."

Jabs believes the only serious issue Dr Wakefield is guilty of is listening
to the parents, investigating the children and reporting his findings.

Contact details:

John Stone - 0208 888 7109
Jackie Fletcher - 01942 713565
Jonathan Harris - 0121 722 3004

About Jabs:

Jabs is a support group for parents who believe their children have been
damaged by vaccines. Jabs neither recommends nor advises against
vaccinations but we aim to promote understanding about immunisations and
offer basic support to any parent whose child has a health problem after
vaccination.

For further background information:

See earlier Jabs Forum topic 'Wakefield was not paid to investigate damage':

http://www.jabs.org.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=207

See also 'Richard Horton and the Wakefield affair':

http://www.jabs.org.uk/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=184
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