Las Cruces Clinic Under Criminal Investigation Still Open
POSTED: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 4:09pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 3:20pm
A Las Cruces clinic at the center of a criminal investigation remains open.
The owner of Haese Clinic of Integrative Medicine has been arrested and charged with fraud.
FDA investigators believe Carl Haese has been lying to patients by telling them he'd cured all of the 3000 people he's treated for Lyme disease.
According to a federal search warrant, investigators believe Haese was injecting patients with an unapproved, potentially dangerous, combination of drugs and using a microscope to diagnose them.
Both methods are not approved by the FDA.
According to the feds, patients paid upwards of $5000 dollars for the treatment.
Court document indicate one patient even told investigators he urinated blood after the treatment.
But we found a patient who's very happy with his treatment here.
“They do good work here,” said Mike Rede, who credits the clinic with curing his cancer.
"In my case alone, going from being bed ridden to turning around a hundred percent,” he said.
In April, the FDA searched the clinic and says it confiscated patient files, the microscope, and the drugs allegedly involved in the unapproved treatment.
During a phone conversation with Haese a couple of month ago, he told us he himself never performed procedures on patients and that patients signed consent forms agreeing to take part in experimental treatment.