Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:34 am
Richard Frager <science@...>falseflagusa
March 29, 2012Dear Burzynski Movie subscribers,It has been a while since I have written you, so I wanted to give you a quick update on a few things.Aside from filming new interviews and more around the United States, we just returned from a long round of filming for the new documentary about Dr. Burzynski throughout the United Kingdom area.We met many incredibly courageous patients currently being treated by Burzynski's clinic as well as some U.K. patients who have been recently diagnosed and are seeking therapy at the clinic. One thing that is consistent with everyone, is the fact that their cancer is almost secondary in the fight for their life—as their local oncologists, friends and family often do not understand the therapy Burzynski is offering—and fight against these patients going to Houston.We added a page on the website for some of the U.K. patients we met along this journey, many of whom will be featured in the new documentary we are working on about Dr. Burzynski and his patients. You can learn about their stories, and donate to their fight if you wish—since England's National Health Service doesn't provide any coverage for this therapy. You can visit this page linked to a handful of patients within the United Kingdom by [clicking here].There is also "Setting Them Free" in the USA that also provides a list of patients currently seeking funding [here]. "Setting Them Free" is a non-profit 501(c). We plan on adding our own page on our website for USA patients in the near future.
Texas Medical Board vs. Dr. Burzynski, April 11, 2012:The upcoming Texas Medical Board court trial (the first in over 15 years) attempting once again to strip Burzynski of his medical license for simply using "off-label" medications on some of his cancer patients seems to be moving forward, despite outside oncologists hailing this therapy as the "wave of the future" and countless calls to have the case dismissed. Next week will be a formal "motion for dismissal" hearing, we will let you know its outcome.If you are just learning about this upcoming court battle, please [click here] to watch a free short film that explains this method of "personalized cancer therapy" and the details of the court case itself. It also directs you to a call-to-action to make your voice heard regarding this case.If this case does go to trial, it is open to the public and will be held at 300 West 15th Street, Austin, Texas in Room 404. I will be there filming.
Vote! Alive NYC Nominates "Burzynski, the Movie" for "Best Documentary" for their first annual health conference and awards show in New York City - June, 2012.Please spend a mere 5 seconds by [clicking here] and voting for this film. There is no need to register, just go [here] and select "Burzynski Movie" and vote! One vote per household is allowed. The more exposure this film receives, the closer we get to gaining the highest possible public awareness of this situation, and without this continued public awareness we fight an uphill battle to get these medications available to the general public.
Haven't seen the film?"Burzynski, the Movie" is currently airing on The Documentary Channel, Netflix free streaming and DVD rental, and coming soon to Direct TV's Audience Channel.You can also purchase the new 2-DVD Extended Edition Set direct from us, shipping worldwide, [click here] or by visiting Amazon in the USA [click here] and Amazon UK [click here].In solidarity,Eric Merola
Burzynski is a QUACK
Stanislaw Rajmund Burzynski (born January 23, 1943 in Lublin, Poland) is a biochemist and a physician. He is founder, president and chairman of the controversial Burzynski Research Institute Inc. (OTCBB: BZYR), based in Houston and Stafford, Texas. Since December 1976, Burzynski has administered peptides and their metabolites, which he calls antineoplastons, as treatments with alleged anti-cancer activity.
There is no convincing evidence from randomized controlled trials in the scientific literature that antineoplastons are useful treatments of cancer, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved these products for the treatment of any disease. The American Cancer Society has stated since 1983 that there is no evidence that antineoplastons have any beneficial effects in cancer and recommended that people do not buy these products since there could be serious health consequences to patients who use this therapy. A 2004 medical review described antioneoplaston treatment as a "disproven therapy". Oncologists have described Burzynski's research on antineoplastons as "flawed" and "scientific nonsense", and independent scientists have been unable to reproduce the positive results reported in Burzynski's studies.
Burzynski’s use and advertising of antineoplastons as an unapproved cancer therapy were deemed to be unlawful by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Texas Attorney General, and limits on the sale and advertising of the treatment were imposed as a result. In 1994, Burzynski was found guilty of insurance fraud for filing a claim for reimbursement by a health insurer for an illegally administered cancer treatment. In 2010, the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners filed a multi-count complaint against Burzynski for failure to meet state medical standards.
January 19, 2012 Posted by idoubtit
An elderly cancer patient claims a doctor used his clinics and pharmacy to bilk her of nearly $100,000 by persuading her to undergo a proprietary cancer treatment that “was actually a clinical trial,” and charging her $500 per pill for drugs she could buy elsewhere for a fraction of that price.
Lola Quinlan sued Houston-based Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski and his companies, The Burzynski Clinic, the Burzynski Research Institute and Southern Family Pharmacy, in Harris County Court.
Tip: @endless_psych on Twitter
The claims made by the plantiff are that she was subjected to “false and misleading tactics” about the proprietary cancer ‘treatment’ in Houston, Texas to convince her to chose that instead of traditional chemotherapy and radiation. She claims Burzynski “provided false and misleading information about ‘gene therapy’ which allegedly lacked the negative side effects associated with traditional cancer treatments.” She concludes the treatments she received there were “wholly ineffective” and seeks punitive damages for negligence, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, deceptive trade and conspiracy.
With what we know of the Burzynski operation right now, at least some of these claims are plausible. It shows that this patient, whether she was adequately informed or not, thought this was an approved and appropriate treatment. Therefore, the clinic appears to have failed in helping her understand exactly what she was buying into – a trial (that has been going on for years and still has not produced evidence for efficacy accepted by the medical community).
It will be interesting to see if more ex-patients file suit. However, the huge negative spotlight placed on Burzynski and his business these past few months does not bode well for its future. The critical eye is upon it.
Another con-artist promoted by a group of con-artists. What a surprise. [/sarcasm]