Thursday, 27 March 2008
Dr Andrew Wakefield takes the stand
Dr Wakefield today takes the stand at the General Medical Council, to defend the research which led to a large drop in MMR vaccination rates and public trust in the medical profession. Accused of 'abusing his position as a doctor, failing to obtain the necessary ethical approval for his research on children or of going beyond it or of not being qualified to carry out the procedures he undertook'. If found guilty, he faces being struck off the medical register.