GP suspended after prescribing experimental depression treatment to child

The doctor was involved with the controversial Aura Medical Corporation

A GP who admitted prescribing an experimental ketamine treatment program to patients with depression — including writing scripts for a child — has failed to overturn his suspension.


Dr Li Min Chen worked for the controversial Aura Medical Corporation back in 2015. At the time, the group was running direct-to-consumer advertisements offering subcutaneous injections of the S8 drug for $150 (see explainer, below).

The company's clinics were