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Pressure mounts for inquiry into MMR furore

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7438.483-a (Published 26 February 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:483

IMMUNIZATION SCIENCE LEGALLY UNRELIABLE

Please cross refer to the following rapid response also published on
the BMJ website. It explains why, in law, the science behind some of the
claims immunization is wholly safe is flawed and legally unreliable and
why governments, courts and officials may be making a fundamental error in
applying the wrong standard of proof when relying on that science to make
public interest decisions. The article is unique in its field and in the
way it explains the issues in a manner accessible to the non lawyer.

See BMJ rapid response:-
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletters/328/7440/602-c#52948

The BMJ article to which it responds can be found at:-
http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/328/7440/602-

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Competing interests:
Practising English lawyer, graduate in physics, sometime examining lecturer on law, standards and ethics (particularly, law of evidence) to Masters technology students at the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine. Personal interest - close relative with life threatening food allergy.

Competing interests: No competing interests

15 March 2004
Clifford G. Miller
Solicitor
Beckenham, Kent, BR3 6QX