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MMR doctor's protestations collapse as Wakefield abandons third libel action

This page is material from the award-winning investigation by Brian Deer for The Sunday Times of London, the UK’s Channel 4 TV network and BMJ, the British Medical Journal, which exposed vaccine research fraudster Andrew Wakefield | Investigation summary

In January 2005, as Brian Deer's investigation progressed, Andrew Wakefield, funded by the Medical Protection Society, initiated three meritless libel actions. Two years later, after a first and second discontinuance, concerning revelations broadcast by Channel 4's Dispatches and published at this website, he dropped a third claim, against The Sunday Times, even though proceedings were stayed until after a UK General Medical Council disciplinary hearing in 2007, at which, he forecast, he would be "vindicated"

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