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October 03, 2016

Regulators: Pediatrician concocts vaccines with cat saliva, vodka

Regulators in Illinois last week suspended the license of a suburban Chicago doctor who was allegedly making his own vaccinations.

The DIY vaccinations reportedly contained cat saliva and vodka, according to a report in the Chicago Tribune.

The action taken by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation was done in the interest of public safety, according to paperwork signed by Acting Director Jessica Baer, the Tribune reported.

Investigators visited the practice of Dr. Ming Te Lin, an allergist and pediatrician, after receiving complaints from health care providers that unapproved oral versions of childhood shots were being given to child patients, the Tribune reported. During the visit to the office in Flossmoor, about 15 miles south of Chicago, investigators found "a box filled with vials and tubes that (Lin) was using to make his own vaccinations."

The report indicated that Lin told investigators he had made alternative vaccinations for children for more than 10 years.

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