TESTIMONY ON FREEDOM OF CHOICE
AT THE HISTORIC MEETING OF THE HOUSE COMMITTE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM AND OVERSIGHT, 2/4/98


This testimony was delivered at the historic Hearings of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Dan Burton, Chairman (R-IN), 2/4/98. For about one month it will be available at the Committe's own Web site: http://www.house.gov/reform/fda298.htm

In order to assure more permanence on the Web, we have downloaded all these speeches and linked to them. They are also accessible through our main article on the Hearings. Be sure to read the letter on the Major Victory at NCI that followed these Hearings.


Statement of Chairman Burton

[Opening statement expresses the Chairman's resolve to reform the FDA and to pass the Acccess to Medical Treatment Act.]

Panel I:

Honorable Berkley Bedell, Former Congressman

[A moving appeal from the man who inspired the Office of Alternative Medicine and the Access to Medical Treatment Act.]

Panel II: Patients' Panel

Mr. Jack Kunnari

[The saga of the Kunnaris and their little boy, Dustin, as they struggle to overcome both brain cancer and an unfeeling bureaucracy.]

Ms. Becky Nippert

[A nurse anesthetist from Georgia successfully overcomes widely metastasized breast cancer using unconventional treatments. How an FDA raid affected patients.]

Ms. Genevieve Sherman

[A New Jersey woman with breast cancer uses supplements to battle her disease.]

Ms. Mary Jo Siegel

[A California woman attributes her recovery from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma to the Burzynski treatment, antineoplastons.]

Ms. Ann Fonfa

[A New York woman, active in SHARE, tells of her use of the Gerson treatment, as well as high-dose supplements, in battling recurrent breast cancer.]

Panel III: Experts' Panel

Mr. Jonathan W. Emord
Attorney

[Cogent arguments for FDA reform from an attorney who represents many patients in their battles with the bureaucracy.]

Dr. Charles B. Simone
Oncologist and Cancer Researcher

[A well known nutritionally oriented physician gives his prescription for change.]

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.
Journalist

[Author of many books about cancer and former OAM advisor, Moss raises issues of the blocking of research on alternatives at the National Cancer Institute.]

Arnold Eggers, M.D.
Cancer Researcher

[Innovative researcher and professor at Downstate Medical School tells of his own nightmarish encounter with FDA Red Tape.]

Mr. Thomas J. Moore
Senior Fellow, Health Policy Institute, George Washington University

[Author comes to the defense of the FDA.]


Article on First Day of Hearings

Testimony of 2/12/98

Moss's Editorial on Hearings

A Major Victory at NCI


Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is director of the The Moss Reports for cancer patients. Dr. Moss is the author of eleven books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is or has been an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Urological Association, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the German Society of Oncology. He wrote the first article on alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Entertainment (as a film documentarian). This Web site does not advocate any particular treatment for cancer. We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems, especially cancer. Before consulting our site please read our full Disclaimer statement.



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