Does this sound like legitimate medical protocol to you?

Bob Blaskiewicz gets a harrowing story straight from a former patient and family.

Burzynski Patient Wayne Merritt’s Story « The OTHER Burzynski Patient Group.

So according to the family, the Burzynski Clinic grievously wronged them in several ways: 1) they vastly overcharged them for common medications; 2) they treated him with conventional chemotherapy (despite all the whooping and hooting by Burzynski supporters about how his treatments are “all natural”) without revealing the full implications of that chemotherapy (apparently denying them informed consent); 3) denying them informed consent, the Burzynski Clinic limited Wayne’s future treatment options; 4) by making Wayne ineligible for experimental treatment, the Burzynski Clinic has impeded research into an intractable and deadly disease.

It turns out that not only did Burzynski’s hired man threaten bloggers, but he also threatened pancreatic cancer patient Wayne Merritt.

On September 30th, 2011, at the same time other bloggers were being threatened, Stephens contacted the Merritts by email in the guise of someone who had once passed out in a law school parking lot. In all, he issued three written threats and promised that not only did he represented the Clinic (which at the time was true), but also that he planned to commence legal proceedings against the Merritts.

Most disturbing about all of this is that Stephens suggests that he has looked through patient files and has detailed information about them and their treatment.

He called them at home. Folks, this is not how medical professionals are supposed to behave. Click on the reference link above to read the whole story. If this is accurate, then how does the doctor explain it? This will not do. If you wish to take a stand against the Burzynski ways of treatment, step up and donate.

Here Bob and more of this story on the latest edition of Consequence podcast.

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  3 comments for “Does this sound like legitimate medical protocol to you?

  1. Adam
    January 16, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Treating the terminally ill with quackery must be a lucrative business. Even if they figure out they’ve been taken for a ride it’s not like they’ll be around long enough to launch a lawsuit.

  2. January 16, 2013 at 11:11 AM

    “Most disturbing about all of this is that Stephens suggests that he has looked through patient files and has detailed information about them and their treatment.” that’s a serious HIPPA violation. http://www.onlinetech.com/compliant-hosting/hipaa-compliant-hosting/resources/what-is-a-hipaa-violation

  3. Bob
    January 16, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    So who needs to contact whom, Steven?

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