Andrew Wakefield drops libel case against Channel 4BMJ 2007; 334 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39090.395509.DB (Published 11 January 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:60
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
Andrew Wakefield, the British gastroenterologist whose comments at a press conference in 1998 sparked a scare over the safety of the measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR vaccine), has dropped his libel action against Channel 4.
The case was due to go to trial shortly after the end of a three month disciplinary hearing, which Dr Wakefield faces at the General Medical Council this July.
RadcliffesLeBrasseur, the solicitors acting for the Medical Protection Society, which was funding the libel case, said in a …