The UK General Medical Council (GMC) against Dr Andrew Wakefield, Professor Simon Murch and Professor Walker-Smith.
On the 16th July 2007 Professor Simon Murch, Professor John Walker-Smith and Dr Andrew Wakefield began what was initially supposed to be a 16-week hearing into allegations of professional misconduct. The GMC had brought the case itself claiming that it was in the public interest. In our view no parent of a child has complained. No child has been injured. Parents of children who have been treated at the Royal Free Hospital in London have nothing but praise for the way their children were cared for and treated by the three doctors. Parents have informed us that their children's conditions were not being taken seriously or treated appropriately by their own GPs or paediatricians.
JABS believes that the only reason these
doctors were being brought before the GMC was because the
Lancet report published in February 1998 referred to
the combined measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccines given
to the 12 children mentioned within the report. Eight of
the twelve children's parents blamed the vaccine for their child's
condition. Attention was therefore brought to questions over
the MMR programme, autistic spectrum disorders and bowel disease and
further investigation was called for by the publishing doctors.
JABS believes that if MMR vaccines had not
been mentioned within the report there would have
been no criticism of the report and no GMC hearing.
Martin J Walker attended the hearing and his
diaries have been published on CryShame.com.
On 28 January 2010, the GMC found some of the
charges proved. They ruled that Wakefield had "failed in
his duties as a responsible consultant", acted both against
the interests of his patients, and "dishonestly and irresponsibly"
in his published research. Dr Wakefield was struck off the Medical
Register in May 2010, but continues to defend his research and
The following press features describe what has
Dr Andrew Wakefield vows to appeal decision to
strike him off medical register by Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
The controversial doctor who sparked a widespread scare over
the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine has claimed regulators
had struck him off the medial register to shield the Government
“from exposure” over the jab.
Callous Disregard: Autism and Vaccines: The Truth Behind a
Tragedy by Andrew J Wakefield
The British Medical Journal features an editorial entitled:
'The fraud behind the MMR scare'
Progressive Radio Network
Gary Null is an investigative journalist and presenter of the
Progressive Radio Network in the States. On the 27th January
2011 he conducted a one hour interview with Brian Deer and then
followed this with an invitation to Dr Wakefield to respond
to Brian Deer's allegations. Gary Null also asked some interested
parties to join in the discussion: Jim Moody, Clifford Miller,
F Edward Yazbak and Isabella Thomas.
Jim Moody chairs the government affairs committee of SafeMinds.
He is the founder of Citizens for a Competitive Economy. Jim
is a practising attorney and is active in cause-related advocacy
for children with autism.
Clifford Miller is a UK lawyer from Kent and a solicitor of
the supreme court of England civil proceedings, who has specialized
in intellectual property, anti-trust and legal issues in the
electronics and communication fields. Over the years he has
been active in investigating vaccine issues and science.
F. Edward Yazbak, MD, FAAP practised paediatrics and was a
school physician in Northern Rhode Island for 34 years. Dr.
Yazbak served as Pediatric Director of the Child Development
Study and an Assistant Member of the Institute of Health Sciences
at Brown University. He was the Assistant Clinical Director
for infectious diseases at the Charles V. Chapin Hospital and
the Director of Pediatrics at the Woonsocket Hospital in Rhode
Island. Since 1998, Dr. Yazbak has conducted research into regressive
autism. He has published extensively on the prevalence, autoimmune
causes and relationship between development of regressive autism
in children whose mothers were subjected to repeated live virus
vaccination, as well as the relationship between the proliferation
of multiple vaccines and vaccine adverse events leading to autism.
He is an expert witness in litigation involving autism, vaccine
injury and Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Isabella Thomas is the most vocal of all parents involved in
the initial study conducted by Dr. Wakefield. She has two autistic
children that were both patients in the Royal Free study documented
in the Lancet February 1998 report. Out of her four children,
only the 2 who received the MMR vaccines have serious bowel
disorders and autism. She is also the main parent that Brian
Deer has been attacking, even though she is not a member of
any anti-vaccination group in the UK.
The 4 hour discussion can be downloaded from the link below.
Scroll down to 27 January 2011. In my opinion, this is the Watergate
12-2pm EST, 5-7pm UK
Dr. Wakefield, Jim Moody, Clifford Miller, Dr F Edward Yazbak,
Isabella Thomas are all interviewed.
Brian Deer's accusations are referred to following his radio
interview the day before with Gary Null and Dr Wakefield responds
referring to documentary evidence to substantiate his statements.
Natural News reports
Documents emerge proving Dr Andrew Wakefield innocent
Age of Autism:
BMJ Admits Competing Commercial Interests in Wakefield Attacks
Warranted Disclosure by John Stone