Autism and MMR Vaccine Study an ‘Elaborate Fraud,’ Charges BMJ

Autism and MMR Vaccine Study an ‘Elaborate Fraud,’ Charges BMJ

January 6, 2011 — BMJ is publishing a series of 3 articles and editorials charging that the study published in The Lancet in 1998 by Andrew Wakefield and colleagues linking the childhood measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to a "new syndrome" of regressive autism and bowel disease was not just bad science but "an elaborate fraud." According to the first article published in BMJ today by London-based investigative reporter Brian Deer, the study's investigators altered and falsified medical records and facts, misrepresented information to families, and treated the 12 children involved unethically.

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2 Studies Show Lamotrigine Possible Risk Factor for SUDEP

2 Studies Show Lamotrigine Possible Risk Factor for SUDEP

December 22, 2010 (San Antonio, Texas) — Two new studies have found an association between the antiepileptic drug (AED) lamotrigine and increased risk for sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP). One study, a pooled analysis of previous case-control studies, showed lamotrigine therapy was associated with SUDEP. This analysis also uncovered additional risk factors that have not been previously reported, including female sex and learning disability.

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Participate in a Dravet syndrome Genetic Study

Participate in a Dravet syndrome Genetic Study

The Genetic Investigation of Child Neurological Disorders Joseph Gleeson, M.D. And his team at UCSD seek to identify new causes of Dravet syndrome Who Can Help? Families with: prefer at least 2 members with epilepsy and at least one with Dravet syndrome (Also accepting Dravet participants without a family history of seizures) Dravet syndrome as a primary diagnosis and no SCN1A mutations found Epilepsy or Dravet syndrome must not be due to trauma, tumors, CNS infection, stroke, pregnancy or birth complications or othe environmental...

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