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MMR Retraction

Posted by Ed on April 6, 2004

Should have posted this one a few weeks ago, but better late than never. Ten of the 13 authors of the original MMR – Autism paper (see my first posting) published in the Lancet have issued a ‘retraction of an interpretation‘:

We wish to make it clear that in this paper no causal link was established between MMR vaccine and autism as the data were insufficient. However, the possibility of such a link was raised and consequent events have had major implications for public health. In view of this, we consider now is the appropriate time that we should together formally retract the interpretation placed upon these findings in the paper, according to precedent.

The same issue also has statements from the editors and from Dr. Wakefield, (among others), as well as an extended commentary.

The BMJ also reports the retraction.

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