Significant Misrepresentations: Mark Geier, David Geier & the Evolution of the Lupron Protocol (Part Two)
This is the latest episode of Kathleen Seidel's unravelling of the Geiers. In episode one we learned that, according to Dr. Allen Goldstein, Chairman of the GWU Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, David Geier's claimed affiliation with the biochemistry department at George Washington University, in an article they submitted to Hormone Research
conveyed a “significant misrepresentation” of Mr. Geier’s position in the field of biochemistry.
Somebody must have pointed out to the Geiers that if they were going to experiment on children with a powerful gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist like Lupron they really ought to get some board approval for their work. Their problem was that according to Kathleen,
the research described in the article was conducted between November 2004 and November 2005
when they did not have IRB approval. Kathleen tracked down the IRB that was supposed to have approved their work and discovered that it only came into existence in March 2006!
There's more. Please go to Kathleen's Neurodiversity blog to read about the doctor, the doctor's son, the doctor's wife, the doctor's patient's mother, the doctor's business partner, the anti vaccine litigant and the anti vaccine lawyer who make up the IRB that approved the research by the doctor and his son after the event
This fallacious IRB for once merits the explanation, Post hoc ergo propter hoc.