A judge has ruled that a state board humiliated a doctor who is opposed to vaccines.
A prominent anti-vaccine Doctor may be getting a big payday thanks to the actions of the board that stripped him of his license. Mark Geier, who has run a practice in Rockville, Md., subscribes to the belief that vaccines cause autism, although the vast majority of the medical community rejects this notion.
The Maryland Board of Health stripped Geier of his license seven years ago after finding he was giving an unapproved drug to children with autism. But it is what they did later that alarmed the judge in this case.
They posted what drugs the doctor was prescribing, an unusual move that the judge believe was designed to humiliate Geier. The board claims it was an honest mistake.
“Geier’s scientific work has also been criticized; when the Institute of Medicine reviewed vaccine safety in 2004, it dismissed Geier’s work as seriously flawed, ‘uninterpretable’, and marred by incorrect use of scientific terms,” reads an excerpt from Wikipedia. “In 2003, the American Academy of Pediatrics criticized one of Geier’s studies, which claimed a link between vaccines and autism, as containing ‘numerous conceptual and scientific flaws, omissions of fact, inaccuracies, and misstatements.’ In January 2007, a paper by the Geiers was retracted by the journal Autoimmunity Reviews.”