More legal troubles for Burzynski. You can’t see me, but I’m smiling. Dr. B, you are NOT above the law!
Texas medical authorities have filed new charges against a controversial Houston doctor who was the subject of a USA TODAY investigation.
In a complaint filed Dec. 11, the Texas Medical Board said Stanislaw Burzynski marketed his experimental cancer therapies online and in news releases in a way that is “false, misleading and violated federal law.”
In a statement Wednesday, the Burzynski Clinic dismissed the charges as “frivolous,” arguing that he has a constitutional right to make truthful statements about his research.
In December, the FDA issued a strongly worded warning letter to Burzynski, saying he inflated the success rates of his clinical trials, neglected to report serious side effects and failed to prevent patients from repeatedly overdosing. According to the FDA, Burzynski’s failure to keep accurate patient records “raises concerns about subject safety and data integrity, as well as concerns about the adequacy of safeguards in place at your site to protect patients.”
If Burzynski fails to adequately address the FDA’s most recent concerns, the agency could terminate his clinical trial, disqualify Burzynski from conducting FDA research, issue a civil fine or pursue criminal charges, according to FDA regulations.
We can only hope. Who does he think he is? There is no EVIDENCE that his research has shown ANYTHING. Any doctor who shows such disrespect for science, federal law and his own patients is of dubious ethical judgement, don’t you think? Dr. B. is on the defensive after the citations against him by the FDA. Honestly, does he think they want to make trouble and a lawsuit for themselves? No, but they have a code of regulations to uphold. You, Stan, think you are above the law? That’s a sign of quackery, for sure.