When a Pennsylvania doctor's actions are called into question, the fate of his or her license often lies in the hands of the State Board of Medicine. A physician in another state has been accused of violating accepted medical standards and protocol. A chief official serving on the regulatory board has testified against the doctor, saying the pediatrician is a danger to patients.
The doctor is accused of adding vodka and cat saliva to vaccines being given to patients suffering from pet allergies. Other allegations claim that instead of using the proper form of injection to administer vaccines, this particular doctor was giving immunizations to patients through their noses and orally. Many of the patients were children.
Officials say such methods are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The doctor's license has been suspended. He is currently awaiting a scheduled hearing that will determine whether his license will be permanently revoked.
Past patients of the doctor have rallied round him in support, saying he is a wonderful physician who has been a great help to their families. The doctor himself supposedly stated that although many physicians do not agree that oral or nasal vaccines are helpful, he believes this approach is often the best way to administer immunizations for patients with histories of autism, eczema or various other adverse health conditions. Any Pennsylvania doctor facing licensing board problems that threaten his or her ability to continue practicing medicine may wish to consult with an experienced attorney before heading to court.
Source: Chicago Tribune, "Doctor could lose license after giving vaccines made with cat saliva, vodka," Vikki Ortiz Healy, Oct. 20, 2017