Sunday, May 24, 2009

Controversial autism treatment may harm children, some experts say

Dr. Mark Geier (left) and his son, David, say they have developed a treatment for autism that produces dramatic results. (Antonio Perez, Chicago Tribune)
Some parents of children with autism are using a controversial drug based on a unconfirmed theory that autism is tied to a connection between mercury and testosterone. Some call Lupron -- which is sometimes used on sex offenders -- a miracle drug, but critics say it is based on bad research and could affect puberty and physical development. Chicago Tribune

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