Latest Brian Deer Stories

2011-01-19 14:01:42

Secrets of the MMR scare: The Lancet's 2 days to bury bad news A series of denials and a failure to formally investigate allegations of misconduct in Andrew Wakefield's MMR research meant the public was misled about the credibility of the paper for six years. Dr Fiona Godlee, BMJ Editor in Chief, says the UK has consistently failed to take research misconduct seriously. She calls on the UK government to establish mandatory oversight of clinical research integrity within the NHS, as happens...

2011-01-13 09:09:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Andrew Wakefield issued the following statement today on the recent British Medical Journal articles: "The British Medical Journal and reporter Brian Deer recently alleged that my 1998 research paper was 'a hoax' and 'an elaborate fraud' and that my motivation was profit. "I want to make one thing crystal clear for the record - my research and the serious medical problems found in those children were not a hoax and there was no fraud...

2011-01-12 14:41:21

'MMR doctor' planned scheme to make millions from his health scare Andrew Wakefield, the disgraced doctor who claimed a link between MMR and autism, planned secret businesses intended to make huge sums of money, in Britain and America, from his now-discredited allegations. The Wakefield scheme is exposed today in the second part of a BMJ series of special reports, "Secrets of the MMR scare", by investigative journalist Brian Deer. Last week we revealed the scientific fraud behind the...

2011-01-12 10:15:00

Urging Both Scientists and Journalists to Do More Thorough Research Into Vaccines and Autism ATLANTA, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week, an article in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), written by a freelance newspaper reporter, Brian Deer, created a media firestorm in the United States. In his article, Brian Deer accuses Dr. Andrew Wakefield of deliberate fraud regarding his 1998 case series, which was published in the British journal, The Lancet. Dr. Wakefield reported...

2011-01-06 09:05:00

A prominent medical journal has accused the doctor who first linked autism and MMR vaccines of committing fraud by falsifying information in his research. On Thursday, the British Medical Journal (BMJ) published a story entitled, "Secrets of the MMR scare: How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed" by London journalist Brian Deer. In the story, Deer addresses "the bogus data behind claims that launched a worldwide scare over the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine, and reveals how the...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.