Brian Deer
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Above: Brian Deer wins a second British Press Award, presented at the Savoy hotel, London, in April 2011

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This website, online since 2002, is a portfolio of selected work by Brian Deer, and a means of making resources available in the public interest. The homepage and sitemap group together Deer's selected journalism, almost entirely from The Sunday Times of London. Another index groups examples of his work from the 1980s, when he pioneered the specialist beat of social affairs journalism. These stories are still consulted daily by large numbers of visitors.

Deer's investigations in the 1990s included an inquiry and campaign over the antibiotic known, among other things, as Bactrim, Septra and Septrin. The material on this drug includes many of the most frequently-visited pages at briandeer.com, plus an email board on side-effects, updated constantly. Other pages at this site, also very frequently consulted, concen VaxGen Inc of Brisbane, California, and its "world's first Aids vaccine", AidsVax.

More provide information on another vaccine, MMR, and Deer's award-winning landmark investigation exposing scientific fraud. Further pages add materials from Deer's November 2004 television documentary - MMR: What they didn't tell you - which exposed the research cheat: British former doctor, Andrew Wakefield. A group of pages presents research materials for a Sunday Times investigation into the withdrawn Merck painkiller Vioxx, while another includes video of Deer's September 2006 television documentary The drug trial that went wrong.

Finally, as a community service to a West London neighbourhood, are pages on an obscure property developer called the Westway Development Trust, investigated by Deer, and there are also a small number of resources pages about a Porter Stansberry scam, of little interest to anyone not directly involved.

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Brian Deer

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