Burzynski: The Movie
Written, directed, and produced by Eric Merola
Dr. Burzynski is a medical doctor and PhD biochemist who has discovered the genetic mechanism that can cure most human cancers. Numerous interviews are presented with patients of Dr. Burzynski who have been cured. His treatment has no negative side-effects. While his treatment protocol doesn’t produce a one-hundred percent success rate it is far better than conventional chemotherapy or radiation, and often successful with childhood brain tumors which are otherwise almost always fatal.
Other pharmaceutical companies routinely receive multi-million dollar grants from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to conduct research and clinical trials. The U.S. government currently prohibits any tax-payer money to be granted to Dr. Burzynski’s FDA-approved clinical trials. The movie documents how the FDA is controlled by the pharmaceutical companies it is supposed to be regulating on our behalf.
In the 1980s Burzynski battled with the Texas Medical Board, which had asked for successful cases to review, which Burzynski provided. There was no further word for two years. Then the board came back, pretended the cases were not successful and accused him of breaking a law that doesn’t exist. After several amendments to the charge, the case went to trial in 1993. Burzynski won. That, however, was just the beginning.
The Texas Medical Board took Dr. Burzynski to a higher, district court. The case eventually went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Their goal was to revoke his medical license. It was discovered that the FDA was the driving factor behind this relentless persecution. When confronted, the FDA displayed its usual cowardice and refused to go on camera or be quoted. Throughout the 1990s the FDA went before a grand jury and came back with no indictment. This happened at least four times and probably more. They are not clear on this. Apparently it happened so often everybody lost track.
There was an interesting interchange in a congressional hearing between Congressman Joe Barton and FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler. Barton was curious to know how many grand juries are necessary before the FDA concludes there is no fault. The FDA’s insolence shines through brightly here. Kessler asks Barton how he knows no fault was found. Barton gives the obvious answer that no indictments were handed down. Kessler then begins splitting hairs over the difference between lack of indictments and lack of fault which understandably baffles the Honorable Joe Barton.
The insanity is then taken to the next level. The FDA authorized Burzynski to conduct clinical trials but continued to pursue a criminal case against him for conducting those clinical trials. Once again, they were unsuccessful. Seriously, I am not making this stuff up. Do we need more evidence that the inmates have taken over the asylum?
If you do need more evidence, you’re in luck. On October 4, 1991, the NCI hosted their site visit to Burzynski’s clinic, and verified for themselves that “anti-tumor activity was documented by the use of Antineoplastons.” Seventeen days later, on October 21, 1991, the Department of Health and Human Services, and Dr. Dvorit Samid (NCI) filed a patent for Antineoplastons AS2-1. They even had the audacity to include Burzynski as a reference. “The invention described herein may be manufactured, used and licensed by or for the government, for governmental purposes…” Over the next three years, the United States patent office approved all eleven copy-cat patents on Antineoplastons.
One revealing detail found in these patents is this statement: “Current approaches to combat cancer rely primarily on the use of chemicals and radiation, which are themselves carcinogenic and may promote recurrences and the development of metastatic disease.” There it is, immortalized in a patent stolen by NCI and the U.S. government. Conventional cancer treatment is carcinogenic.
Dr. Burzynski continues to treat cancer patients using Antineoplastons in FDA-approved clinical trials. In 2009, Phase II of FDA-supervised clinical trials of Antineoplastons was successfully completed. Phase III trials comprise the third and final phase before reaching FDA approval. This movie gets a thumbs UP and so does Dr. Burzynski.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly magazine of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2011.