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Vaccines agreed by The BMJ · 31 Aug 2017
A now-retracted British study that linked autism to childhood vaccines was an elaborate fraud that has done long-lasting damage to public health. The study's author, Dr. Andrew Wakefield, misrepresented or altered the medical histories of all 12 of the patients whose cases formed the basis of the 1998 study source
Legalise recreational drugs agreed by The BMJ · 30 Apr 2018
But the effectiveness of prohibition laws, colloquially known as the “war on drugs,” must be judged on outcomes. And too often the war on drugs plays out as a war on the millions of people who use drugs, and disproportionately on people who are poor or from ethnic minorities and on women. Prohibition and stigma encourage less safe drug consumption and push people away from health services. Shar... See More source
Euthanasia agreed by The BMJ · 05 Jul 2018
People should be able to exercise choice over their own lives which should include how and when they die, when death is imminent. In recent decades, respect for autonomy has emerged as the cardinal principle in medical ethics and underpins developments in informed consent, patient confidentiality, and advance directives. source
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