Tag Archive for antineoplastons

Episode 2: Rather Rigged

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Stopping by at 15 Credibility Street this week are our pals Bob Blaskiewicz and Karl Mamer. Because, they rock. But first, since this is Halloween, I mention ghosts. The hot news this week was not that ghosts are any more plausible or better documented than in the last 300 years but that the guy who makes…

Texas Medical Board files detailed complaint against Burzynski

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The screws continue to be tightened on “Houston Cancer Quack” Stanislaw Burzynski. Burzynski’s clinic has been the focus of very many serious allegations of violations from the state, FDA, and from diligent skeptics who know snake oil when they see it. Burzynski advocates a treatment, antineoplastons, which has not been demonstrated to work even after the…

Skeptics give FDA a smack upside the head about Burzynski

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The Center for Inquiry has requested in a letter to the head of the Food and Drug Administration requesting a reversal on its decision to green-light clinical trials of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski. Stop Burzynski’s Dangerous Cancer Treatments, Science Advocates tell FDA | Center for Inquiry. The letter can be read here [PDF]. It states: It is our understanding…

Burzynski to continue trials as FDA says ‘OK’

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Disappointing, short-sighted, rather stupid, and not consumer friendly. That’s how I would characterize this latest news that discredited, controversial, and quackerific Dr. Stan Burzynski is allowed to pursue trials. The only positive in this is HE WILL ACTUALLY DO TRIALS which is better than he’s done before. We’ll see. FDA gives controversial doc green light…

FDA agrees to let patients get controversial drug

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FDA trips. They are allowing some cancer sufferers to have access to antineoplastons – an unproven drug promoted by Stanislaw Burzynski, as long as Burzynski isn’t doing the work. FDA agrees to let patients get controversial drug. The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to allow a handful of cancer patients to receive unapproved drugs…

Why do I keep wanting to spit whenever I have to say this Doctor’s name?

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Burzynski blinds people of reason, uses his patients in more ways than one. This is heartbreaking, not heartwarming. Grandfather goes to Washington to try and save ill Hudson granddaughter | New Hampshire NH People. Fed up with unreturned calls to the FDA, Frank LaFountain drove himself to Washington, D.C., on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt…

Burzynski gets FDA smackdown letters

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The parade of bad press and trouble for Stanislaw Burzynski is sweet music to proponents of science-based medicine as Dr. B gets his ass handed to him by the FDA. FDA issues warning to controversial Houston cancer doctor. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a strongly worded warning letter to a controversial Houston physician, Stanislaw Burzynski,…

Panorama show to feature Burzynski cancer treatment story

Whoa, boy, Stan. Look out. The British expose program Panorama takes a look into the Burzynski clinic selling an unproved cancer “cure”. Panorama | Cancer: Hope for Sale? – Panorama | Radio Times. Reporter Richard Bilton investigates a doctor’s controversial claims to have developed an alternative cancer treatment. Dr Stanislaw Burzynski’s methods have been dismissed…

When pigs fly: Pigasus awards bestowed on the deserved

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The honors were given yesterday, April Fools’ Day. JREF’s Pigasus Awards “Honors” Dubious Peddlers of “Woo”. Since 1997, the JREF’s annual Pigasus Awards have been bestowed on the most deserving charlatans, swindlers, psychics, pseudo-scientists, and faith healers—and on their credulous promoters, too. The awards are named for both the mythical flying horse Pegasus of Greek…

Dr. Burzynski’s very busy day

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Dr. Burzynski is very busy today…It’s his birthday too. BURZYNSKI CRITICS HAND CONTROVERSIAL DOCTOR A “BIRTHDAY PRESENT” Skeptical group says the 70-year old peddles unproven cancer treatments to desperate patients This morning, a group calling itself Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients (SPCP) has delivered controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski a birthday present: a…

Skeptical activism project gears up to collect for children’s hospital

Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients aims to make a big donation in the name of infamous cancer clinic doctor Stanislaw Burzynski. Happy Birthday, Dr. Burzynski! In honor of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s 70th birthday on January 23rd, 2013, the Skeptics for the Protection of Cancer Patients are fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Our…

Seeking experimental treatments: There is a difference between conventional trials and unconventional clinics

An unusually balanced piece about cancer treatment options that makes a whole lot of sense even if it paints Burzynski’s treatment a bit too rosy. It’s more about seeking out those genuine trials that may be appropriate, why people will go far and why they are willing to try. Faced with a terminal diagnosis, North…

Burzynski gets warning from FDA: Stop promoting your treatment as “safe” and “effective”

The U.S. FDA has sent a letter to the Burzynski Research Institute to cease claiming that their brain tumor treatment, antineoplastons, are safe and/or effective for the purposed for which they are being investigated. In other words, Burzynski’s claims on websites and promotional materials that this treatment WORKS is a violation because supposed to be…