05 May '11, 10pm

Maryland Suspends Autism Doctor's License

Maryland Suspends Autism Doctor's License

The Maryland Board of Physicians has suspended the medical license of Dr. Mark Geier, a doctor known for using alternative and experimental treatments -- one of which, Lupron, is sometimes used to chemically castrate sex offenders -- on autistic children. According to the Chicago Tribune , Dr. Geier is charged with misrepresenting his medical credentials, misdiagnosing children and urging parents to try risky and untested treatments on their children without fully apprising the parents of the dangers. The 48-page order from the state of Maryland can be read here . As part of his Lupron Protocol , Geier administered Lupron, which suppresses reproductive hormone function, in high doses to autistic children in combination with chelators that were to remedy alleged "mercury toxicity." Geier called Lupron a "miracle drug" but, in reality, his theories about it are based on junk...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/health-policy/blog/maryland-s...

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