Friday, October 14, 2011

Illinois Seeks to Discipline Doctor

CHICAGO -- Dr. Anjum Usman, who has been a star in the world of alternative treatments for autism for years, is facing professional discipline for her approach to the disorder.
In prescribing chelation, a hormone modulator and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, Usman subjected a young Chicago boy to unproven treatments and demonstrated "extreme departure from rational medical judgment," according to a complaint filed this week by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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