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This whole saga surrounding this has been fascinating. Now this has appeared on UK TV, as reported by the British Medical Journal:
The gastroenterologist Dr Andrew Wakefield had filed patent applications for a measles vaccine and a cure for autism nine months before his study on childhood chronic enterocolitis and autism was published in the Lancet in 1998, a television documentary claimed last week. Dr Wakefield's paper led to suggestions of a link between the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine and autism.
Channel 4's Dispatches also included an interview with a researcher in Dr Wakefield's laboratory, Dr Nick Chadwick, who said he had not detected live measles virus in the guts or cerebrospinal fluid of any of the children examined for the Lancet study.
Freelance journalist Brian Deer, who made and presented the programme, MMR: What They Didn't Tell You, asked Dr Wakefield to comment on these claims on camera, but he declined to do so. Instead Dr Wakefield issued a statement on the internet in which he said that Mr Deer's claims were "demonstrably false" and that because there had been "no objectivity in the manner of their intended portrayal, I declined to participate in any way in the making of the... programme"