Using an Industrial Laser on People?

Nancy Crotti

May 2, 2016

1 Min Read
Using an Industrial Laser on People?

A laser is a laser, right? That's what a California man apparently hoped people would believe when he used an industrial laser to treat their cancer and other medical conditions.

"He generally charged these individuals $300 per laser 'treatment,'" FDA said in a statement about Edward J. Brown. "However, if he 'treated' more than one family member, Brown would reduce his fee to $225 per treatment."

Brown was sentenced to two years in federal prison and a year of court supervision following the investigation by FDA and the FBI.

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Generic laser image by P.J.L Laurens (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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Nancy Crotti

Nancy Crotti is a frequent contributor to MD+DI. Reach her at [email protected].

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