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Doctor struck off after vaccines scandal

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 03 August 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:276
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A doctor who gave children expired and mishandled vaccines and falsified test results to indicate that patients had been properly immunised has been struck off by the UK General Medical Council.

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    David Pugh: struck off


    David Pugh, aged 56 years, was medical director of Lifeline Care, a limited company that provided single dose vaccinations against measles, mumps, and rubella from two private clinics in Elstree and Sheffield. He developed a protocol for handling vaccines, and told his staff to follow it …

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