Tag Archives: MMR

Amazon rebuked by ASA for promoting measles

Amazon have had their wrists slapped by the Advertising Standards Authority for their description of the decidedly dodgy book, Melanie’s Marvelous Measles. Continue reading

Andrew Wakefield, Golden Duck nominee

There is no question that Wakefield has promoted dangerous beliefs. As if the (retracted) Lancet paper linking the MMR vaccine to autism and bowel disorders wasn’t enough on its own, he followed it up with a press conference, kicking off a groundless yet notorious media scare story.

This has never quite gone away, even though we now know that Wakefield falsified his research and was struck off the GMC Medical Register over two years ago. Continue reading