Doctor is right but may lose his license anyway
In the U.S., medicine is a government sponsored monopoly which suppresses innovation and causes medical error to exceed all cases of death except heart disease and cancer. If you are not politically correct you can lose you license to practice medicine. The U.S. has the highest costs and the lowest quality health care in the developed world as a result. At MIT in the 1990’s they predicted that the U.S. healthcare system would self-destruct by 2010. We will see …
From a research point of view it makes it extremely difficult to get to the root cause of medical problems and even harder to get more effective treatments when politics is more important than reality.
MMR doctor proved right in week he was condemned as ‘dishonest’
In the week that the doctor at the centre of the controversy over the MMR vaccine and autism was called “dishonest, irresponsible and callous” by a medical disciplinary board, a new study has been published that suggests he could be right all along. Researchers in New York have discovered that children with autism spectrum disorder also had inflammation in the ileum, part of the small intestine – the exact same discovery made by Dr Andrew Wakefield, who may now lose his medical license following a 30-month hearing at the General Medical Council. Wakefield noted that the children he saw also had been given the triple MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine, and he speculated that it might be the cause. After the publication of his paper in The Lancet in 1998, vaccination rates dropped dramatically as parents in the UK refused to have their children vaccinated. The new study, from the New York University School of Medicine, discovered that 143 children with autism spectrum disorder also suffered from chronic gastrointestinal symptoms, and inflammation in the small intestine. As the vaccine is compulsory in the US, where the children live, it is reasonable to assume that most, if not all, were vaccinated – although the researchers do not suggest that it was the cause of the inflammation they detected. (Source: Autism Insights, 2010; 2: 1-11).