Washington Joins Indiana and Maryland in Revoking Mark Geier’s License

13 Oct

This from a short article at Harpocrates Speaks: Washington Joins Indiana and Maryland in Revoking Mark Geier’s License.

Details on the Washington actions can be found here an the recent order here.

Three states have revoked Mark Geier’s license to practice medicine. Missouri, Illinois and Hawaii still allow him to practice.

Mark Geier promoted the idea that autism could be treated by stopping the body from producing sex hormones (in specific, testosterone) based on a scientifically implausible argument that mercury bonded to testosterone. He diagnosed children with precocious puberty in order to justify prescriptions of Lupron and similar drugs which shut down sex hormone production.

Matt Carey

8 Responses to “Washington Joins Indiana and Maryland in Revoking Mark Geier’s License”

  1. mikemawords October 13, 2012 at 14:54 #

    Progress is slow but steady. Be nice if they tried, convicted and jailed his non-doctor brother for practicing medicine without a license too. Small steps.

    • autismjungle October 13, 2012 at 15:21 #

      Mike, David Geier is his son, not his brother.

      • mikemawords October 14, 2012 at 13:59 #

        I knew that 🙂 Too fast to post and no edit.

    • CatherinaLucy February 28, 2013 at 09:11 #

      It will be a great job,if he got arrested for practicing medicine without license.

  2. lilady October 13, 2012 at 22:57 #

    I’d love it if the Geiers (daddy Mark and baby (not a doc) David) did some hard time for defrauding private insurance companies, Medicare and Medicaid.

    I would hope that a parent/guardian of one of those autistic kids pushed for criminal charges against the Geiers for their *treatments* that resulted in chemical castration.

  3. Neuroskeptic (@Neuro_Skeptic) October 14, 2012 at 08:50 #

    To Gei-err is human…

  4. Vanessa Elizebeth March 2, 2013 at 12:04 #

    This is, however, very welcome news.

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