Further flaws in controversial Wakefield Lancet paper
A bowel disorder that Dr Andrew Wakefield described as being linked to the MMR vaccine has been called into question by experts. In the infamous Lancet paper, published in 1998 and retracted in February this year, Dr Wakefield reported incidences of ‘non-specific colitis’ in children that had been injected with the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Now, a pathologist who tested the original bowel biopsies has said that results were normal. Scientists say this is yet another example of a flaw in the research whose publication caused uptake of the MMR vaccination to plummet, leading to a rise in the incidence of measles outbreaks.