Illinois the latest state to launch investigation into chemically castrating autism doc

It seems more and more states are taking a long, hard, look at whether they want to rubber-stamp Mark Geier’s money-making schemes to set up clinics to administer Lupron, a drug used to treat a rare disorder called precocious puberty and to chemically castrate sex offenders: The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Illinois will conduct a hearing next month on Mark Geier’s license to practice medicine in that state. Geier has already had his license suspended in Maryland, where he lives and works, and Washington.

It’s fitting that Illinois is looking into Geier’s work: The Chicago Tribune was the first major newspaper to shine a light on the pseudo-scientific quackery Geier and his son were peddling with the promise of miracle cures.

* Lessons from the shaming of a chemically castrating doctor who endangers autistic children and exploits their parents (May 4)
* Maryland charges son of doctor accused of endangering autistic children with practicing medicine without a license (May 20)
* Roundups and reactions to the latest charges against Mark and David Geier (May 20)
* Washington State joins Maryland in suspending Mark Geier’s medical license (May 27)

* Researcher who “does not meet the standard of reliability required by case law” good enough for PBS’s NewsHour (April 20)
* Rolling Stone re-posts RFK Jr. story lauding Mark Geier (May 13)
* Speaking of chemical castration: Still no word from Rolling Stone on re-appearance of RFK Jr. story (May 20)

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