Nachtrag: Wakefield, Autismus durch Impfung

Wie auf Scienceblogs zu lesen ist, hat die zweifelhafte „Studie“ des britischen  Arztes Andrew Wakefield nun – endlich – auch berufliche Konsequenzen:

Wie mehrere Medien gestern berichtet haben, hat der General Medical Council dem Arzt Andrew Wakefield die Zulassung entzogen. Er hatte 1998 als verantwortlicher Autor einen Artikel in der renommierten Zeitschrift „The Lancet“ veröffentlicht, in dem ein Zusammenhang zwischen der MMR-Impfung (Masern, Mumps, Röteln) und Autismus hergestellt wurde. Daraufhin sanken nicht nur in Großbritannien die Impfraten. Auch hierzulande befürchten Eltern, das Risiko für Autismus durch eine MMR-Impfung zu erhöhen.

Das GMC untersuchte den Fall und erhob gleich eine ganze Reihe von Vorwürfen, die Herrn Wakefield nicht gerade als integeren Wissenschaftler und ums Wohl seiner Patienten besorgten Arzt erscheinen lassen.

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  1. Huber schreibt:

    Den infamen und korrupten Impfgegner-Lügner,den „Arzt“ Wakefield hats erwischt:
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    Wakefield and colleague to lose their British medical licenses.

    The British General Medical Council (GMC), which registers doctors in the United Kingdom, has decided that Dr. Andrew Wakefield, 53, and his colleague John Angus Walker-Smith should be struck from the medical register for „serious unprofessional conduct.“ Unless they appeal (within 28 days), they will be permanently banned from practicing medicine in the United Kingdom again. In January 2010, the GMC Fitness to Practice Panel concluded that Wakefield had acted dishonestly and irresponsibly in connection with a research project and its subsequent publication. Altogether, it found Wakefield guilty of more than 30 charges.

    The panel’s hearing, which started in July 2007, centered on a study of children by Wakefield and twelve colleagues that linked the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine with autism and bowel problems. Lancet published the study in 1998. Subsequent research found no connections, but sensational publicity caused immunization rates in the UK to drop more than 10%. Ten of the study’s authors have renounced its conclusions, and The Lancet retracted the paper when the GMC panel announced its findings.

    In 2004, Wakefield relocated to Austin, Texas, where he helped found Thoughtful House Center for Children, a „nonprofit“ clinic that features unsubstantiated treatments for autism. He resigned from there after the panel’s GMC report was issued. He does not have a medical license in the United States but oversaw the clinic’s research program. Walker-Smith retired from clinical practice in 2000. The panel also concluded that a third colleague, Professor Simon Harry Murch, had demonstrated poor judgment but had acted in good faith and that his involvement was not sufficient to warrant a sanction. Wakefield has accused the British government of engaging in a „cover up“ and „witch hunt“ and said that he plans to appeal.

    Relevant documents:
    http://www.casewatch.org/foreign/wakefield/sanction.shtml
    http://www.casewatch.org/foreign/walker-smith.pdf
    http://www.casewatch.org/foreign/murch.pdf

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    Another „autism specialist“ facing charges in Texas.

    The Texas Medical Board has charged Seshagiri Rao, M.D. with nontherapeutic prescribing, failure to secure informed consent, and fraudulent billing related to his mismanagement of five children with autism or autism spectrum disorder. The complaint states that Rao:

    **Used an inappropriate urine test to diagnose nonexistent „heavy metal toxicity.“
    **Inappropriately treated the patients with chelation therapy
    **Pretended to insurance companies that he was treating heavy metal toxicity rather than autism.
    http://www.casewatch.org/board/med/rao/complaint.shtml

    This is the second time Rao has been in trouble. In 2006, he signed an agreed order that assessed an administrative penalty of $250. The action was based on allegations that he failed to provide properly requested medical records within 15 business days. Rao is a board-certified pediatrician. http://www.casewatch.org/board/med/rao/2006_order.pdf

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    Tennessee bills aim to curb MLM-based pyramid schemes. Bills intended to protect consumers against pyramid-based multilevel marketing schemes have been introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly. http://www.mlmwatch.org/11Legal/hb2843.html The Tennessee Multilevel and Pyramid Distributorship Act (HB 2843, SB 2929) would:

    **Create the criminal offense of „knowingly contriving, preparing, setting up, proposing or operating an endless chain or pyramid scheme.“

    **Require that when income is represented, prospective distributors must receive a statement that discloses the average income achieved by distributors, the percentage of the total distributors that achieve each rank in the multilevel distribution company, and the percentage of distributors that fail to renew the business after the first year.

    **Prohibit any requirement that participants in its marketing program must purchase products or services or pay any consideration in order to participate in the marketing program.

    **Prohibit operation of any multilevel program wherein the financial gains to the participants are primarily from distributor recruitment rather than genuine product sales.

    The Business Opportunity Rule, which the FTC proposed in 2006, had a similar purpose but no criminal penalties. http://www.mlmwatch.org/06FTC/business_o…y/comments.html However, its MLM-related provisions were stripped in response to a lobbying campaign led by the Direct Selling Association (DSA). The DSA also opposes the Tennessee bills. The reason for this opposition is obvious: MLM companies nearly always exaggerate what new distributors are likely to make. The vast majority of new distributors do not make significant income. Meaningful disclosure might deter millions of people each year from wasting their time and money by signing up as distributors.

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    British doctors call homeopathy „witchcraft.“

    Doctors attending the annual British Medical Association (BMA) Junior Doctors Conference voted almost unanimously for a motion that, „“Given the complete lack of valid scientific evidence of benefit: (i) homeopathy should no longer be funded by the National Health Service; and (ii) no UK training post should include a placement in homeopathy.“ During the videotaped discussion, which can be viewed on the BMA Web site, Dr. Tom Dolphin, deputy director of the BMA’s junior doctor’s committee, provoked raucous laughter by referring to homeopathy as witchcraft. http://www.bma.public-i.tv/site/player/p…B#the_data_area (See 4:55:30 to 4:58:43)

    To become official BMA policy, the motion must be accepted at the BMA’s full conference next month. [Donelley L. Homeopathy is witchcraft, say doctors. The Telegraph, May 15, 2010] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/altern…ay-doctors.html The BMA has previously expressed skepticism about homeopathy, arguing that the rationing body, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence should examine the evidence base and make a definitive ruling about the use of homeopathic remedies in the NHS.

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  2. Huber schreibt:

    Impfgegner haben außer absurden und fatalen Lügen absolut nichts zu bieten:

    http://kidmed.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=8096&pageNo=1

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