A doctor who claimed to be able to reverse the effects of Alzheimer's with an arthritis drug was disciplined last year by US health chiefs for claiming the same drug could halt back pain.
Sensational footage of Dr Edward Tobinick injecting a dementia patient who subsequently appeared to recognise his wife for the first time in five years was shown in Britain earlier this month.
It gave new hope to the 700,000 UK dementia sufferers
But The Mail on Sunday has learned Dr Tobinick, 56, has previously made similar claims that the same drug, ,, could cure chronic back and neck pain.
He also has a financial interest in the success of the drug because he owns shares in its manufacturer, Amgen.
Last year Dr Tobinick was disciplined by the Medical Board of California (MBC) after claims that he failed to provide scientific evidence that etanercept was a 'breakthrough' treatment for back pain.
After accusations of unprofessional conduct he agreed to go on probation for a year. A ban from practising for 60 days was suspended for the period of his probation.
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