MMR - Every Parent's Choice (2002)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Sarah Barclay

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2002

  • Genre

    Current affairs

  • Type

    Television

  • Category

    Non Fiction

Synopsis

Investigates the controversy surrounding the MMR vaccine which the British government claims is safe, and in particular the suggestion made in 1998 by Dr Andrew Wakefield (then) of the Royal Free Hospital that the triple vaccine could cause autism and bowel disease. Other participants include parents of children with autism; Dr Elizabeth Miller (Public Health Laboratory Service); Prof Liam Donaldson, Chief Medical Officer; Dr Pat Troop, Deputy Chief Medical Officer; Prof Sir William Asscher (Committee on Safety of Medicines, 1986-92); Edwina Currie, Health Minister, 1986-88; Dr Simon Murch, paediatric gastroenterologist; Prof John O'Leary (Trinity College, Dublin); Prof Brent Taylor (Royal Free Hospital); Dr Anne Nesbitt, community paediatrician; and Prof John Crocker, Editor, Journal of Molecular Pathology.

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