Illinois physician suspended for distributing vaccines made of cat saliva, vodka

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation have suspended the license of Ming Te Lin, MD, for giving cat saliva and vodka-filled vaccinations to patients, reports the Chicago Tribune.

Investigators from the department visited Dr. Lin's pediatric practice in Flossmoor, Ill., after receiving complaints from other healthcare providers. They described the office as unsterile and reportedly found  "a box filled with vials and tubes that [Dr. Lin] was using to make his own vaccinations."

Dr. Lin's vaccinations typically contained vodka. For patients with allergies, he added cat saliva, which he gathered from a cat's mouth using a swab. He then used a "device called the 'WaveFront 2000' to detoxify vaccinations from mercury," according to the Tribune. Dr. Lin distributed the vaccines orally or nasally.

Dr. Lin informed investigators that he'd been concocting such vaccinations for pediatric patients, including a 7-day-old infant, for more than 10 years. He did not tell patients about the risks of receiving non-FDA approved vaccinations. In fact, he signed numerous Illinois forms claiming he'd distributed conventional vaccinations to his patients.

A Medical Disciplinary Board hearing for Dr. Lin will take place Oct. 11.

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