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Cleveland Clinic under fire after doc's anti-vaccine rant Print E-mail
Written by Ilene MacDonald | Fierce Healthcare   
Tuesday, 10 January 2017 00:00

Cleveland Clinic is taking a hard line against one of its physicians, who published a column laced with anti-vaccine rhetoric, creating a media firestorm and backlash from the medical community.

The prestigious hospital system promised disciplinary action against Daniel Neides, MD, who implied in a column last week, published by, that dangerous preservatives and ingredients in vaccines may be linked to an increase in cases of autism.

That theory is based on a fraudulent study that has been discredited by researchers and was retracted by a leading medical journal, but still is used by anti-vaccine proponents to discourage parents from allowing physicians to administer the Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccine to their children,

"We have to wake up out of our trance and stop following bad advice," he wrote in the column, which was briefly taken down Sunday but has since been restored on the site.

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