Cochrane in crisis: co-founder expelled, four more resign

Professor Peter Gøtzsche had criticised Cochrane's HPV vaccine review

The Cochrane Collaboration hierarchy is in turmoil after it expelled a co-founder, controversial researcher Professor Peter Gøtzsche, from the board for bringing the organisation into disrepute.

Professor Peter Gøtzsche
Professor Peter Gøtzsche

Professor Gøtzsche, the director of Cochrane Nordic, has been a fierce critic of the drug industry but is also known for his claims that population-based breast screening is a public health menace,