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MMR doctor’s actions branded “dishonest and misleading”

Andrew Wakefield, the physician whose research started the scare over a purported link between MMR vaccines and autism, “abused [his] position of trust as a medical practitioner”, according to a panel ruling on his fitness to practise as a doctor.

After a hearing that began way back in 2007, UK regulator the General Medical Council (GMC) ruled that there was enough evidence to prove a number of serious issues with Wakefield’s behaviour and that he had failed in his duties as a doctor.

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