Copyright 1997 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
The federal government is attempting to put Stanislaw R. Burzynski, MD, PhD behind bars for the rest of his life. The basic charge is insurance and mail fraud.But what is really at stake here is the freedom of patients to obtain unusual treatments that originate outside the framework of what has been called the `medical-industrial complex.'
To that extent, a defeat for Burzynski will be a defeat for every cancer patient and every alternative doctor, for the charges against Dr. B. are not very different than those that could be levelled against many unconventional doctors in the country.
The worst that the government can come up with is that Dr. B. allowed his patients to ship their medicines out of the state of Texas. No one is saying Burzynski personally sent antineoplastons out of state. He just "allowed" other allegedly free citizens of a free country to do so.
The government doesn't care if this non-toxic treatment is keeping hundreds of people alive. They don't care if this is an effective treatment for cancer. Burzynski could be a genius or a saintit doesn't matter. He threatens the status quo in cancer treatment and so he must be put out of business.
What makes this so odd is that at the same time, he is carrying out clinical trials in cooperation with FDA scientists.
Doctors and patients in general are the real target of this persecution. It must be stopped! The future of all alternative medicineyour future is up for grabs in Houston.
(Call 1-888-2-SAVE-DR-B for information on how you can help.)