Is this the end of The Burzynski Clinic?

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Is this the end of The Burzynski Clinic?

Post by DavidJames » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:24 pm

The FDA finally released their inspection review notes from March 15, 2013.

Some fairly shocking details, I'm sure you'll agree: http://www.skeptical.gb.net/blog/?p=4319.

Surely it's time the FDA and Texas Medical Board actually stepped up and did their jobs?!

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Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:24 pm

Good morning David and welcome to the SKEPS forum.

Many thanks for posting that. From my quick scan through it is truly shocking.
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Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:25 pm

Hi David and :wel There is a thread on Burzynski here, but there have been no additions for a long time, so your update is very welcome.

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Post by DavidJames » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:26 pm

Alright peeps.

Well, this is my local forum, being in Hertfordshire and all. Seemed like a good place to come. I did notice the other thread and that it had been a wee bit quiet. I emailed Wayne Dolcefino (hired by the clinic as a "crisis manager" around Christmas last year and no longer employed by them) about the FDA documents. He replied in his typically lazy fashion,
"E mailed dr b. I think the clinic is posting its response to FDA on internet which apparently satisfied them cause they have not been back and all major questions r resolved. Just what they told me"
As an aside, for a former journalist of some 20 years, he really can't write well! Countless emails with countless spelling and grammatical errors. A perfect fit for the Clinic in many way. Been doing it a long time and still can't get it right.

Well, true to his word the Burzynski Clinic's response is linked to from their homepage. https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/jcu ... sponse.pdf
David Gorski is going to tackle their reply on the SBM blog, which I'll post when done. Hopefully things will start to progress in a real sense soon.

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Post by panama » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:26 pm

DavidJames wrote:The FDA finally released their inspection review notes from March 15, 2013.

Some fairly shocking details, I'm sure you'll agree: http://www.skeptical.gb.net/blog/?p=4319.

Surely it's time the FDA and Texas Medical Board actually stepped up and did their jobs?!
The word "fraud" might be used in the context of Mr Burzynski by the looks of it. The audit appears to highlight that there was a conspiracy to defraud patients of their money and defraud the medical authorities by pretending there was an intention to publish a study.

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Post by bindeweede » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:28 pm

The saga seems to rumble on.
In a press release today, the same day a science-based blog announces another former Burzynski patient has died, the Center for Inquiry announces a jointly signed letter calling for the US FDA to do their job correctly.
http://doubtfulnews.com/2014/04/fda-you ... burzynski/

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Post by chaggle » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:29 pm

All appears to be now OK at the Burzynski Clinic...

http://naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/brea ... -the-feds/
Stanislaw Burzynski has won yet another huge victory against the medical establishment. But, instead of the win being reported from every television and radio in the United States, it barely squeaked into existence. Why? Because Dr. Burzynski can cure cancer without the traditional western medical treatments and this doesn’t make Western medicine supporters happy.
Apparently the fact that phase three trials have not been held is not their fault...
Just recently, the Burzynski Research Institute, Inc (BRI) sent a press release to the media alerting them to the lifting of a two-year partial clinical hold on an investigational new drug that had been submitted for Antineoplastons A10/AS2-1 Injections. These allows for Phase 3 trials to begin for patients who have just learned they have cancer.
... and the government has been trying to patent his stuff...
Recently US Government agents, members of the big pharmaceutical companies and other individuals worked with one of Burzynski’s own research scientists to file eleven patents on the very research of Antineoplaston medical technology. One must wonder if Dr. Burzynski’s practice is such quackery, as the mainstream would have us believe, why would these individuals seek to patent the integral part of the treatment?
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Post by bindeweede » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:23 pm

Will Stanislaw Burzynski finally face real justice?

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2015/ ... l-justice/

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Re: Is this the end of The Burzynski Clinic?

Post by Brian1945 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:12 am

We can only hope.

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Post by chaggle » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:24 pm

Don't blame me - I voted remain :con

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Re: Is this the end of The Burzynski Clinic?

Post by bindeweede » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:16 pm

A transcript of the Texas Medical Board's opening statement at the Burzynski hearing is now up at The Houston Cancer Quack website.

http://thehoustoncancerquack.com/2015/1 ... statement/

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Post by bindeweede » Mon Oct 24, 2016 8:52 pm

Almost one year on, and the case continues. This lengthy and detailed survey is five days old.

The Texas Medical Board vs. Stanislaw Burzynski, round ∞: Will Burzynski slither away yet again?

http://scienceblogs.com/insolence/2016/ ... -from-tmb/

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Re: Is this the end of The Burzynski Clinic?

Post by bindeweede » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:35 am

Dr David Gorski has written a detailed and lengthy article following the final ruling of the Texas Medical Board (TMB) regarding Dr. Burzynski, the Houston cancer doctor.
The Texas Medical Board lets Stanislaw Burzynski off lightly: A cautionary tale of the failure of regulating medicine
His final comment -
The failure of the TMB strip Burzynski of his medical license reminds me that, if anything, the laws and regulations protecting the public from quacks are too weak, not too strong. I fear they will become a lot weaker soon.
https://sciencebasedmedicine.org/texas- ... i-lightly/

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Post by chaggle » Wed Apr 26, 2017 4:00 pm

He's obviously still at it.

http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/mum-resp ... r-12944319
A mum planning to take her son for cancer treatment in America has responded to public concerns that a controversial clinic in Texas is offering false hope.

Ewa Sitkowska, whose nine-year-old son Cristiano is suffering from a rare aggressive cancer, has been overwhelmed by a campaign to raise money to send him to the Burzynski Clinic in Houston.

After the story appeared in the Examiner, several people got in touch to say the clinic’s experimental ‘antineoplaston therapy’ cancer treatment was unproven and gave false hope to vulnerable people.

Ewa, 43, from Marsh, is aware of the concerns but said Cristiano had no other options after all other treatments had failed.

After carrying out research and listening to stories of people who have used the clinic, Ewa and partner Orlando decided it was worth a try.
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