Stanlislaw Burzynski: New Movie Proves He's A Cancer-Fighting Giant

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Stanlislaw Burzynsk: Coming soon to a theater near you
Houston's Stanislaw Burzynski, who sells a so-called cancer treatment to patients who have had to mortgage homes to meet his steep fees, has found another major supporter: A NYC-based animator named Eric Merola has just crafted the hagiographic Burzysnki: The Movie.

Marketed as a documentary and entered into regional festivals (it won the "Humanitarian Vision" award at the Newport Beach Festival) the movie deals with Burzynski's battles against the FDA, and it follows patients who have credited their longevity to Burzynski's "antineoplastins." (Hair Balls hasn't seen the movie, but nowhere in the press kits or other reviews does it mention the good doctor's pioneering work on anti-aging skin cream; hopefully that medical milestone will be addressed in the sequel).

The movie will be screened in New York and L.A. this month; you can also check out a closer screening at Austin's Rollins Theater June 6.

Merola apparently did not interview any critics of Burzysnki, and he declined an interview with us, explaining in an e-mail that "based on your last article regarding Dr. Burzynski...[i]t seems that you are not educated enough, or perhaps motivated enough, to write an objective review of my film, much less conduct an objective interview with me."

We're not sure which dictionary Merola has consulted for his understanding of the word "objective," but hey -- we don't necessarily think a puff-piece paean that cherrypicks facts and ignores any criticism of a documentary's subject is a truly horrible thing, as long as viewers understand they're just getting one side of the story. (Merola has also attacked critics who have dared questioned his film's objectivity. Commenting online to Village Voice reviewer Ella Taylor, Merola wrote "why is this movie review based on crystal ball fortune-telling rubbish even being published?" Merola also curiously pointed out that Taylor didn't mention that Burzynski has patented his antineoplastons; apparently Merola believes holding a patent is scientifically remarkable. Just so we can't be accused of neglecting this aspect of Burzynski's history, we'll point out that Dr. B. also holds a patent on cancer-fighting toothpaste, as well as patents on antineoplaston treatments for AIDS, Parkinson's disease and neurofibromatosis).

In the meantime, Merola has had help publicizing the documentary with help from doctors like Houston's Steven Hotze, who has raged against the Conventional Medicine Machine as well -- Hotze's unique approach to science includes the sale of anachronistic sideshow tonics like colloidal silver and the belief that "all disease and disability is caused by the sin of Adam and Eve."

If anyone out there has seen the movie, please let us know your thoughts.

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didymus.j.thomas
didymus.j.thomas

Craig, really? Really?? REALLY??? Is your head full of Hair Balls? You write a review without "reviewing" the movie? How disingenuous! I watched the movie and read the credits where it stated that people were offered the opportunity to comment and they declined to comment. I could write garbage like your piece and I haven't even taken any journalism courses. What's your excuse? I think it is very telling that the Judge in the first case commented that there was basically no case, that multiple Grand Juries refused to indict him on the same basic charges each time, that the US District Judge made a ruling but then Stayed his own ruling, that jurors from the first trial of 75 counts who acquitted him showed up to support him at the second trial where the charges had been dropped to 41 and the jurors of that trial also acquitted him, that the charges were reduced from 41 to 1, that the Government spent over $60 million in litigation compared to his 2.5 million, that Congress got involved and the Government only had lame responses to Congress as to why they would bring multiple Grand Jury indictments on the same basic charges against him, that people with knowledge of his patents would try to steal his patents, that "journalists" would whine because they think if a Documentary is not made in a certain way to please them then it's somehow not a valid movie, and that when one compares what is on Wikipedia to www.burzynskimovie.com that its pretty easy to see the slanted view of Wikipedia "contributors." Ever heard of "Conspiracy Theory?" Hopefully you have or will cough up your Hair Balls and actually do some "Fact Checking" before you write another "Puff Piece" like this, if you are still being allowed to write "reviews" of things you haven't reviewed!!

Oilfieldwidow
Oilfieldwidow

Burzynski is a lying fake, a money grubbing quack.  He let my husband die, his" methods" hastened the death.  I hope someday he goes to prison for life.   When you go there, you have to care for the patient yourself, they do nothing.  oh wait a couple of 15 minute sessions to show you how to do dangerous medical procedures, I almost forgot that.  Who has a cath. placed in a man's heart to draw blood daily..I had to draw it myself. I had to do EVERYTHING.  The so called treatment is totally fake and totally useless.  The gov. of Texas needs to get off his dead ass and DO SOMETHING MORE

areB
areB

I guess, "Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well." ... has a literal meaning aferall!!

B_pensule
B_pensule

I think this movie is great and it shows that if cancer ever does really have a cure that we will never see it because it will shut down our econmomy from Physicians, nurses, xray techs, medical equipment, drug companies, hospitals, lab techs, lawyers, home health, and even down to the transporters.  Yeah we will never see it.  This is a great movie.  I recommend it to everyone.

Some Young Guy
Some Young Guy

Wow, using their Christian beliefs as a means to discredit someone.  Real classy.

Guest
Guest

Well, I guess big pharma will do everything it can to discredit this film. Boy oh boy oh boy.

Donna B
Donna B

All your downing of this movie won't work---- I know you are trying your hardest--- It is so obvious what the truth is----there is NOTHING any CRITIC could ever say---to mask the BLATENT TRUTHS that are FINALLY  being  shown to the general public----

If you are a critic of this movie----it is very OBVIOUSLY BLATENT that you have an AGENDA which is in the form of MONEY to side with the CORRUPT MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT !!!!  or you have something to gain by siding w/ them!     People are finally learning the truth----people will not BE KEPT STUPID BY ANYONE ANY LONGER!!!!    I know I won't be----I'll move to another country before I will let this country dictate to me what kind of protocols I can or cannot  get----    

It is so obvious how very corrupt the medical "establishment" is in this country---how they will stop at nothing to distroy the "opposition" (alternative medicicine)---from keeping cures from the American public & all because of the BIG BUSINESS of CANCER ---- a cure to be found out  would shut revenues down---especially if the cancer industry dosn't have the patent to be making the profits from the cure!!!!   So, they can't  ALLOW IT to ever happen---its sooooo obvious the FDA is NOT looking out for the best interest of the people like it is SUPPOSED to be doing!!! ---they are ONLY interested in lining their POCKETS WITH PROFITS----that is ALL THAT MATTERS TO THEM!!!!  and they are IN CONTROL----- so because of this DISGUSTING GREED in this country----- millions of Americans are dying each year NEEDLESSLY!!!    Americans that really did'nt need to die at all!!!!!     Your greedy souls will pay for your corrupt lies and deceipt to the public all these years----when you all meet your maker you will have to answer to him for your crooked ways during life----- I believe you will pay.    No one ever gets away with being that unjust and corrupt-----you might think you are ----but you don't!!1

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Voice4exoneration
Voice4exoneration

The name is Mercola.....at least get the names right in the article....the idea that 'one person'. is incapable of finding a cure for cancer is absurd--Galileo would roll in his grave. Recall how academia insisted HE was wrong.  The film explains why this treatment isn't free. Be sent to court overt two decades and have to pay 2.2 million to lawyers and see if YOU can stay in business, with all your equipment, files and records confiscated multiple times.  When a Grand Jury declares four times (or more) that the FDA is wrong--it's time to look closer at the FDA and to leave the man alone.  Or shall we assume that inflicting expensive chemicals that cause horrible suffering will always be the only acceptable approach in the treatment of aggressive cancers?  As one respondent said below, "May you never get cancer."If you're living in Houston, chances are good that you will indeed 'get cancer.'  Be sure to remember how certain you were that Dr. B was a quack you needed to destroy as you vomit and lose your hearing or whatever else will happen to you from the barbaric chemotherapy/radiation/surgery approach that in my opinion is medieval,cruel and outdated, but--lest we forget--extremely profitable  to Big Pharma, and associated businesses.  I am aware, as few are, of the lack of ethics some leaders in cancer 'research' have. It bean in the 60's, when we came close to developing vaccines against cancer (now slowly moving in that direction again)..... See the books Dr. Mary's Monkey, Me & Lee, the Virus and the Vaccine-- and start reading Dr. Mercola's newsletters

Mofifty
Mofifty

I did see the movie in its entirety.  I understand how medicine goes through in vitro, animals and then human clinical trials.  Most promising in vitro trials don't make it.  Even animal trials that seem promising don't.  The process takes years.  The film seemed a bit like a P.R. film to promote his discovery and that bothered me . However, because I watched it in its entirety and looked up the cited material myself, here's the thought at the forefront of my mind.  I can't justify the need for the doctor who was conducting the cancer studies at the National Cancer Institute to file patents on Burzynski's discovery, then resign to immediately work under the man spearheading the FDA investigations against Burzynski.  

lynn
lynn

I just watched the movie - I had no clue about the movie or who he was or what it was about till i watched it. I was extremely impressed with Dr Burzynski and it confirmed what I had already thought and saw in my own life with the medicine approved by FDA. Money is the root of all EVIL and motivation. The Corporations with the money are there for profit (FDA-Pharmacies). If the cure were to be approved and utilized then the profit of the Pharmacies will be few and FDA would lack funding. So the cost of millions of lives are justified by the Pharmacies and FDA profits. As long as the money keeps coming into the FDA from the Pharmacies the FDA will approve in accordance to their wishes. This is a sad state of affairs for our country to put the money (or oil) before lives. But Government does it all the time - Vietnam, Iran ..etc. What can we do to fight a corrupt Government?

Clement
Clement

To be a quack he must be on to something, to scare the hell out of the Federal Government and cancer industry to tune of spending 60 million dollars of taxpayor's money to destroy him. To be a quack he has a lot of staying power to fight the FDA for 30 years.They run to Dr. Burzynski because the standard treatments are very painful, damaging, and mutilating.

Wwwqueen
Wwwqueen

I've seen the movie. Interesting that what you call quackery has very successfully passed phase II testing in spite of FDA and big PhRMA opposition. Also interesting that real results in curing many types of cancers show a better cure rate than damaging radiation and poisoning chemotherapy which you seem to believe is the real deal. Sorry I didn't see this post sooner, I'd have been able to respond when someone was looking. As the kids say "this attitude is so yesterday".

AIDZ IS FAKE
AIDZ IS FAKE

5 years is the Cancer success rate standard. So they say if a person survives Breast Cancer for 5 years after treatment that they were cured of it. This is the only reason for a seemingly high curing rate of Cancer via Chemotherapy.

belzebub
belzebub

I think that dr. Burzynski is onto something, otherwise FDA would let him go through trials and fail instead of fighting him. the problem is that FDA is on payroll of Big Pharma and works in their interes not patients. history repeats itself , before it was galileo, copernicus, magellan etc. they were outcasts, lunatics like bill o'raily would say. in his case is quak but i think that 20-30 years from now his method will be standard.

B Harris
B Harris

Of the links to reviews shared here by �Anonymous,� perhaps the saddest is that of Dr. Joy Browne. How could she be so na�? Not that I�m a close follower of hers but from the corner of my eye, or ear as it were since she�s on the radio, she always seemed pretty sensible and clear thinking. (Then again, maybe it is I who is na�(?))

Dr. Burzynski is a well-established medical fraud. But whether or not that was known before this film came out doesn�t matter much � even the film�s trailer conveys what a fraud he is.

Perhaps Dr. Joy Browne could use some remedial study on the subject of Dr. Burzynski. Hopefully then she will see the situation more clearly and rewrite her review. Thus, setting an example to her listeners to please study everything...lest you fall for anything.

RL
RL

You are either completely ignorant of the facts or frankly on someones payroll to write this piece...yeah i said it. Regardless, it's too late...people are hip to game and this spin and smoke of doubt you are attempting to manufacture is pointless and no longer effective. If you were truly about writing objectively on this issue maybe you could have included the success rate of chemo & radiation which i assume you are waving pom poms for as the better choice of treatment. Before you right a piece how about gather some facts and save the baseless opinion for yourself. If something is wrong with what this DOCTOR...yes he is a doctor...then give us concrete evidence.

michele
michele

Obviously you didn't watch the movie...either that or you have a weird view of what "puff-piece" means.

My husband has cancer. Before he could be admitted into the hospital for his surgery, we had to fork over $500. Our deductible and out of pocket came to $4000. The surgeries etc so far this year have cost $185,000 according to hospital bills. Praise the Lord for good insurance. Otherwise, we would have had to mortgage our house.

Dr Burzinski's treatments aren't covered by insurance...not because they don't work, it's politics. His treatments work as often and cost as much as conventional therapies. For some of the brain cancer he treats, conventional therapies have a 0% chance of cure...and they melt the child's brain with radiation in the process. He has had success in treating these cases. He can't cure them all...he never said he was Jesus incarnate. But he can cure some.

The chance that my husband will make it even another 2 years is bleak by looking at the stats. But his oncologist, the hospital, the drug company that charges $145 per pill for his daily chemo, and his insurance...they don't seem to have a problem paying. That's because Pfizer played by the FDA rules and has the FDA's blessing...so all is good.

Watch the movie...then critique.

Sick Of Uneducated Tripe
Sick Of Uneducated Tripe

Craig, this is a new "Best" for you guys at Houston Press. Perhaps if the journalism found within the pages of your publication were even slightly more educated, you wouldn't have to give your paper away for free. I know for a fact that Mr. Merola attempted to interview so-called Burzynski critics (ie the doctors of the patients you saw in the film); however, all of them refused. Perhaps this is because they now find themselves in a Catch 22. If they stand up for Burzynski based on medical evidence these patients have been cured, they risk angering the machine, but if they stand up against him, they have to come up with some other explanation for why the patients were cured. Perhaps you can do this for me!! Please explain to me how the cancer in patients who received no prior treatment to Dr. Burzynski's managed to just vanish. This fact always seems to be overlooked or is answered with the terms "misdiagnosis" and "spontaneous remission." Well, if the case is misdiagnosis, doesn't this show incompetence on the parts of the accepted medical community. As far as spontaneous remission is concerned, I would just love to see scientific evidence of this, specifically in notoriously deadly cancers such as the ones presented in the film (ie Astrocytoma, Brain Stem Glioma, and Adrenocortical Carcinoma).

On that note, to whomever mentioned the special place in hell for those who prey upon the sick and the desperate, I hope you aren't too surprised to see this place filled by doctors from the "conventional" side of medicine who have no problem prescribing the same crap that was killing people 30 years ago, all so they can keep the Cancer Industry afloat.

Carlika
Carlika

Wow Craig,

you see what I mean You should of watched the movie before bashing Dr. Burzyski like you did as I said to you before, "where i the world do you go and the treatment is free?" CALL UP MDA with no insurace they require 250k upfront same thing at CTCA, yOU SAID THAT IF I THOUGHT THAT BY WATCHING THE MOVIE IT WOULD CHANGE YOUR OPINION OF DRB WHEN YOU MET HIM FACE TO FACE, WELL DUH YES, THE MOVIE IS FACTUAL AND A DEEP HONEST LOOK INTO WHAT ALL HELL THE ENTIRE BURZYNSKI FAMILY HAVE BEEN THROUGH, HE HAS NEVER HAD IT EASY AND YOU BASH HIM FOR HIS FANTASTIC INVENTIONS, I THINK YOUR JUST JEALOUS THAT YOU NOT ONLY HAVE NO MEDICAL SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE BUT WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO CRITIQUE A MOVIE AND A GENIOUS MAN DOCTOR THAT YOU KNOW NOTHING REALLY ABOUT.

Carolyn
Carolyn

Well Craig,Have you been pummeled enough? Have you watched the movie yet? Are you going to write a real review on the movie? You can buy it on June 11th I believe or you can fly to LA or NY today or tomorrow and see it with lots of others in the theater before it's gone. I hope for your sake you see the light. Oh, and Hair Balls!

Life
Life

Craig, you severely lack humility, wisdom, common sense and compassion for your fellow man. Ignorant, loud and proud traitors to the human race like yourself have helped crumble our present society to the steaming pile of crap it is today, and yet you still look to excel in continuing this ignorant downward spiral into an existence where we are nothing more watered down versions of ourselves. Great job, in the end, you will severely regret your attitude in life to others.

Joe Zenner
Joe Zenner

I saw the movie and have done some research. Most notably I would say that suggesting a golf ball sized cancerous tumor can be cured by the placebo effect is outrageous. Tell that to the kids that believed in the deepest part of their heart that chemo was going to cure them. You can't tell that to them, can you?

The movie is extremely specific about documentation of success... Watch it...

Farrah Jurgensen
Farrah Jurgensen

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LET THE TRUTH SHINE
LET THE TRUTH SHINE

THE REASON MANY PEOPLE HAVE TO PAY CASH FOR THEIR SERVICES IS BECAUSE ONE EVIL COMPANY ONLY CARES ABOUT MAKING PROFITS AND IS ALWAYS AGAINST PAYING FOR NEW TREATMENTS

THEIR NAME IS AETNA AETNA, AETNA, AETNA, AETNA, AETNA, AETNA, AETNA, AETNA AETNA, AETNA, AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST AETNA

MR LAWSUIT STEPHEN BARRETT IS BEHIND ALL THE BASHING SO HE CAN FILE MORE LAWSUITS ALONG WITH HIS BUDDIES AT THE TEXAS MEDICAL BOARD.

QUACK IS HATE SPEECH AND IS LIKE CALLING SOMEONE THE N WORD.

Thinkin Onmyown
Thinkin Onmyown

Is this the most ridiculous critique I've ever read or what? What kind of bonehead writer offers a review on ANYTHING without having seen it or read it? This is total nonsense. I wandered onto this site looking up the movie for a friend who has gone through chemo and the like for brain cancer. Good lord! This country is in more danger than I though with boneheads like you offering public opinions to the masses. What the hell is Hair Balls anyway and who cares!?

Paul Dazzler
Paul Dazzler

I hope to see the movie. And, I hope it is as real as Dr. Burzynski. I can say unequivocally, there are a number of long term mesothelioma survivors alive today because of Burzynski's work. I have yet to find a single long term mesothelioma survivor that used only traditional chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. Still looking. - Pdazzler

Hal Taylor
Hal Taylor

Don't show your ignorance in public!!!

Dr Bryzinski's track record is absolutely stunning. Why do people mortgage houses? Insurance does not cover his procedures because the FDA and AMA is trying to crush him.

Get a life and study about what you write BEFORE you write it!

Quack-a-doodle-do
Quack-a-doodle-do

Dear Craig�I watched the �Burzynski� movie. I thought that it was captivating and very informative. I think that Eric Merola has done an excellent job�letting us know what�s really going on�how Dr. Burzynski from Texas is trying to introduce, into the mainstream, a cancer cure that does not involve chemotherapy or radiation for cancer patients everywhere; and how Dr. Burzynski�s whole life and livelihood are on the line because of it. So, what�s up with the �puff-piece paean�??? What if this all just fell into your lap, enlighten us on how Burzynski could do this the right way. Here are 2 more P�s to help�how about �p�enitence and �p�ain. Go ahead, make our day! Tell us how to legally pony up a $60+ million chunk of change to fund clinical trials (mostly to save the lives of little children), plus an additional $1.4+ million to pay FDA user fees, plus $2+ million to pay patent fees to keep people from stealing his patents [Oh, and you are so right�holding a patent isn�t scientifically remarkable, but stealing patents is scientifically remarkable in the science of criminology�as in �criminal offense�]�plus $2+ million to pay for legal defense, while retaining $18.5+ million on the side to fund miscellaneous fallout (i.e., fines from trumped up charges and the like)� If it�s such a sin for Burzynski to sell services to his patients, why are the big name medical universities and cancer treatment centers/hospitals that are already financially backed by fed tax payer money from the NCI, NIH, ACS, HHS, DOD�and phRMA selling hair- and skin-melting, brain frying, sight blinding, disability- and death-causing �cancer� services that kill patients daily�and you can�t get in those joints without paying thousands of $$$ up front. Of course, they say �it�s a matter of survival� (http://www.fiercehealthfinance..., http://www.fiercehealthfinance... course it�s surely not for the patients� survival, because every day people die there. It costs between $25-$30 million a pop to fund clinical trials studies. According to his press releases (www.burzynskiresearch.com), Burzynski is up for two Phase 3 trials. He has to complete all 4 phases of FDA-supervised protocols before he can get marketing approval, and that could take years to complete. So Burzynski has to come up with a lot of change for a very long time. Need I mention how you�ve been a bulldog?�all over his cancer-fighting toothpaste and anti-aging skin cream � So you don�t want him to sell his services, and you don�t want him to sell his toothpaste, and you don�t want him to sell his anti-aging creams�what�s he supposed to do, Craig? Tell us how he can legally get the millions of dollars? Another thing�you should stop hanging out with chics like that Ella Taylor from Village Voice. Man� that chic doesn�t do her homework, and she�s full of it. Ella thinks that the quack-o-meter is real; and I�m not complaining about that, because I believe that the scales of justice are real. So maybe she�s not all bad, but here�s an example of �bad Ella��a lovely quote��Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski�has run afoul of federal authorities and shown up on several quackometers for his claim to have cured scores of patients of a lethal brain cancer with a treatment derived from animal urine��then she has the gall to call Merola gullible??? If Merola were gullible that would be a virtue compared to her being on the take and an outright liar. Dr. Burzynski has never used urine to treat his patients. The real deal is, a long time ago, he used to extract proteins from urine, now he synthesizes the proteins in a laboratory. To me, the movie was straightforward, but I keep hearing how Merola is�not objective�didn�t interview the opposition�well, why should he interview Burzynski�s opposition when he�s done a whole documentary about 1) how Burzynski�s spent 14+ years fighting the opposition?�i.e., Burzynski was indicted by 5 grand juries�tried by 2 federal juries�facing 290 years of imprisonment and $18.5 million in fines�and 2) BURZYNSKI WAS EXONERATED from all this years ago. So I take exception to Merola�s comment that you�re �not educated�or motivated enough� to write an objective review about his film because the problem with you Craig is that you�re on the fence. Your gut tells you that Burzynski�s on to something valid, but you don�t have the balls to go after, with the same ferociousness and vitality, the real fakers who have absolutely nothing life-saving to offer cancer patients, but they do have the power to mandate entitlement to first dibs or should I say �first grabs� on all cancer treatment monies; and they have the power to harass Dr. Burzynski and his patients. You hide behind people like Village Voice reviewer Ella Taylor, Timothy Gorski, the faulty feds- (who are supposed to be protecting us), and phRMA-paid spin doctors who relentlessly torment Burzynski unjustifiably. You probably know damn well that if you had cancer you would probably run straight into the ever-loving arms of Burzynski, that�s why you cover him so faithfully�the minute he does something, you�re on it. This would all probably be funny were it not for the fact that people are dying as we speak. According to the fed, 19,000 new people are diagnosed with cancer each year. If Burzynski could treat 19,000 patients/year, then approximately 9,500 � 16,530 of them would likely be rescued from the grim reaper�this means that over 9,000 more people would have the opportunity to past the 0-2 year gold standard of survival conventional treatment. This is why desperate people go to Burzynski. People are tired of being played, Craig. These guys�Burzynski and Merola have escalated justice for cancer patients to an impasse. It�s come down to quack-o-meter vs. the scales of justice, and justice is tipped in favor of Burzynski and Merola winning�But you keep on straddling�

Anonymous
Anonymous

It seems the Los Angeles Times saw this film as well:

http://www.latimes.com/enterta...

(Craig Malisow, I hope you don't mind, you did after all say "If anyone out there has seen the movie, please let us know your thoughts.")

Here ya go.

Mel Sharkskin
Mel Sharkskin

As a journalist I've covered medical quackery off and on for 25 years, right up to the present. One of the first things I learned is that the whole "alternative medicine" movement shares much in common with a cult, and its leaders are the various practitioners of unproven and scientifically absurd nostrums and "cures."

And with the web (the followers and the docs who were raking in the money used to have rely on word of mouth and snail-mail newsletters), these people are now able to reach millions more of the ignorant, the credulous and the downright desperate. It is the latter who are the most pitiful.

I remember in one of the earliest cases I covered, the children of a woman with late-stage breast cancer, who had been pronounced cured by the practitioner, had to leave their mother's body behind in a motel room when she died the very night she had been miraculously cured. The miracle doctor had taken their very last dime, and they couldn't afford to ship their mom home for burial.

There is a special place in hell for the people who prey on the sick and the desperate.

The feds do no consider these doctors, chiropractors and unlicensed practitioners to be a priority. I've seen the human wreckage these people leave behind, and it SHOULD be a law-enforcement priority. We all need to speak up now, and not wait until our loved ones get cancer and get desperate enough to try ANYTHING.

Cindy
Cindy

I saw the movie at the Newport Beach Film festival. I saw the Village Voice review this morning. That reviewer obviously did not watch the movie. I think at least you watched it. But it seems that the people who don't like this film are extremely angry. Your references to anti-aging creme (I use Amino-Care creme with GREAT success) means he's some kind of snake oil salesman? One person's crack-pot is another person's hero. The only thing his detractors can say is they think he's a fraud. That is an opinion, not a fact. The movie was full of facts not opinions. The point was not that it is remarkable that Burzynski holds the patents on his anti-neoplastons but that the patents were stolen from him in an effort to use his research and prosecute him.What makes people so angry about a guy who can cure a disease without side affects? Shouldn't people have a choice? What's happened to this country where people can't choose their medical treatment?

Carolyn
Carolyn

Wow Craig. I don't know what to say to you. I have seen the movie. Have you? I doubt it and I can assure you that Ella Taylor has not! She is just parroting the same crap that is said over and over again. It's tiring really. And why is it that you "reporters" (or reviewers in Ella's case) feel it necessary to stoop to a personal level in your critiques? Hope I spelled that correctly so I'm not chastised for my spelling or gramming. Since you feel it necessary to be personal and petty. And I just wanted to say the words Hair Balls also. That's funny.

didymus.j.thomas
didymus.j.thomas

Where are your FACTS? Anyone can make unsubstantiated comments.

Voice4exoneration
Voice4exoneration

Sorry, name is Merola...Dr. Mercola is the one who has publicized the movie on his site.

didymus.j.thomas
didymus.j.thomas

Where are your FACTS? "...even the film's trailer conveys what a fraud he is." Explain your statement with FACTS please. Thank you.

Gavenchilli
Gavenchilli

Well said and I totally agree with everything you say.Dr Burzynski would not have put all that time and effort if he wasn't confident with what he was doing, if he has only succeeded once and cured a cancer patient then it's obvious that there is potential and authenticity in what he does.All I can say is Dr Burzynski would have been in jail years ago if the evil FDA Empire would have proven him wrong.

didymus.j.thomas
didymus.j.thomas

Please do not quit your Day Job to try and become a full-time comedian. Thank You.

didymus.j.thomas
didymus.j.thomas

I sometimes consider "journalists" to be a "cult" that enjoys hearing themselves talk and reading what they write as being Factual without citing Facts. They remind me of the "Cult of Personality."

Baldino_donna
Baldino_donna

Mel-All I can say ----is their is seriously something wrong with you-----People who believe in the trully BETTER medicine (ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE)---are like in a cult you have the audacity to say!!!      You are trully a corrupt individual who has SOME kind of agenda with the CROOKED MEDICAL ESTABLISHMENT----that's obvious to me----for anyone who DOES NOT have a hidden agenda sees the REAL TRUTH THAT IS SO BLATENTLY THERE!!!!     Conventional Medicine and the agencies FDA, NCI etc. are the most CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS on the face of the earth---period !!!   They do NOT care about human life at all-----only their pocketbooks !!!!

Julian
Julian

That story about the mother being pronounced cured and then died is not cited, therefore, its anecdotal.  Please, give cited cases in which you know that this death in a hotel room involved Dr. Burzynski, otherwise, its irrelevant. 

Wwwqueen
Wwwqueen

Do your homework before you stick your foot in your mouth yet again. Unless, of course, you are also on PhRMA's payroll.

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