Cork GP is heavily criticised for giving €650 unproven ‘autism jab’ to children 5 years ago

Cork GP is heavily criticised for giving €650 unproven ‘autism jab’ to children

A Cork doctor is currently being investigated by the General Medical Council in the UK for his controversial management of autism.

David O’Connell’s treatments include giving a prohibited and unproven ‘autism jab’ to children – charging their parents €650 (£550) for the service.

He runs a specialist clinic in the upmarket area of Chelsea in London.

Dr O’Connell was reported to the General Medical Council by Fiona O’Leary, an autism campaigner also from Cork.

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“Among the treatments Dr O’Connell sells are injections of a hormone derived from pigs, which has been shown to be ineffective in more than a dozen clinical trials, and another unproven therapy that was blamed for the death of a British boy with autism in 2005,” reports Times.co.uk.

Ms O’Leary also told Mail Online she “was shocked and upset to see the treatments listed on” Dr O’Connell’s website.