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Autism study labeled fraud


PARIS (WKOW)-- In 1998, some parents stopped having their kids vaccinated because of a study that linked shots to autism.

But now that study is being called a fraud.

A British Medical Journal says the study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, deliberately faked data to prove his argument.

The study has been retracted and Wakefield has been stripped of his medical license.

Wakefield denies the allegations.

Most of the co-authors of the study withdrew their names after learning Wakefield was paid by a law firm that intended to sue vaccine manufacturers.

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