Monday, 19 November 2007

Doctor charged in autistic boy's death

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The case of a Pennsylvania doctor who treated an autistic boy with a controversial chemical treatment has reached its pinnacle, as the physician has now been charged with that boy's death.

The suit charges that Dr. Roy Kerry, 69 not only used the wrong drug with the 5 year-old autistic boy, but administered it incorrectly as well.

As a result, Abubakar Tariq Nadama went into cardiac arrest in Kerry's office and died shortly thereafter. Chelation, a treatment meant to remove heavy metals from the human body, was the treatment Kerry was trying to administer, but it has not been approved by the FDA a a treatment for autism.

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