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The absence of an independent inquiry into the Wakefield case is a lost opportunity

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6743 (Published 09 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6743
  1. Mark H Wilson, bioethicist1
  1. 1Health Research Associates, Guelph, ON, Canada N1G 3S4
  1. markwilson1920{at}yahoo.com

It is unfortunate that there was not an independent inquiry into the Wakefield case.1 More was at stake than just Wakefield. Several questions arise that go beyond University College London’s oversight role in this research debacle. For example, how …

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