We at the Center for Inquiry have sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration, urging them to end the disproven and dangerous research of Houston doctor Stanislaw Burzynksi. Last month, the FDA removed a partial clinical hold which they had placed upon Burzynski following the death of a 6-year old patient in 2012. From today’s press release:
“We are frankly stunned to hear that the clinical hold against Dr. Burzynski has been lifted,” writes CFI in its letter. For decades, Dr. Burzynski and the Houston-based Burzynski Research Institute have been trafficking in unproven and scientifically baseless cancer treatments based on compounds known as antineoplastons, derived from human urine, which Burzynski claims — without evidence — can target and destroy cancer cells. He has taken advantage of desperate patients who are at their most vulnerable, and willing to pay any price.
Today’s letter is a follow-up to our April letter to the FDA.