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Medical journal retracts study linking autism and vaccines

The Lancet, a British medical journal, has retracted a 1998 study that linked vaccines to autism. It is rare for a medical journal, especially one of The Lancet’s prestige, to retract an article.

The article by Katie Drummon,”1998 Study Linking Autism to MMR Vaccine Is Retracted”, states that The Lancet retracted the study:

after an independent investigation found that its lead author acted “dishonestly and irresponsibly” in his research.

The move comes days after the U.K.’s General Medical Council, a government regulatory agency, ruled that Dr. Andrew Wakefield acted improperly during his research.

Wakefield stands by his research.

The article can be found here:
http://www.aolnews.com/world/article/study-linking-mmr-vaccine-autism-is-retracted-by-the-lancet/19341758

Thanks to Mom for altering me to this article!

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 February 2nd, 2010|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medical journal retracts study linking autism and vaccines

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Dr. Stephanie Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and AMHCA Diplomate and Clinical Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling based in Tampa Bay, Florida, where she specializes in the treatment of ADD/ADHD. Dr. Sarkis conducts evaluations, testing, diagnosis, and counseling services. She also is a public speaker, consultant, coach, and is a facilitator in collaborative law.