Dr Helen Bedford

[June 2006] Elliman MMR Letter

Elliman & Bedford Letter to Private Eye (June 14 2002)

[BMJ letter may 2002] Private Eye Special Report on MMR

Commentary By Dr Helen Bedford, Child Health Scientist (feb 2002)

Research health visitor, Institute of Child Health, London

Letter: Embrace the vital role of immunisation

[Letter 11/01] MMR: The Doctors Reply

Concerns about immunisation-----Helen Bedford, & David Elliman, 

[Sept 2001] MMR worries 'unjustified'


Competing interests: HB and DE have in the past received funding from vaccine manufacturers Wyeth, Aventis Pasteur MSD, GlaxoSmithKline to attend symposiums and conduct research. http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/329/7463/411

Both authors have received funding from vaccine manufacturers as well as other sources to attend educational meetings and conduct research. http://bmj.com/cgi/content/full/322/7280/183?view=full&pmid=11159597

"There seems to have been a rise in the number of children with autism, but actually we have changed our views on what autism is and are also better at counting it."---Dr Helen Bedford feb 2002

"Professor David Elliman, whose study said fears of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism were unfounded, admitted that he and Dr Helen Bedford had been given money by drugs giants SmithKline Beecham and Pasteur Merieux Merck Sharp & Dohme. Their report, MMR Vaccine - Worries Are Not Justified, is published in the current issue of the medical journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, and was used by the government to reiterate its view that the vaccine is safe."--Media

Makers of MMR II---Aventis Pasteur MSD