November 19, 2012 Update:
Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski’s Recent Four-Year Battle with the Texas Medical Board Ends.
On November 19, 2012, judges of the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings dismissed the Texas Medical Board’s pending case against Dr. Burzynski.
The investigation started by the board in 2008 involved Burzynski’s novel off-label use of combination gene-targeted therapy.
Early on, two medical board informal settlement panels found that the use of these combination drugs on the advanced cancer patients involved was within the standard of care. However, the Texas Medical Board refused to drop the case and instead filed a formal complaint against Dr. Burzynski alleging the same standard of care violations previously rejected by the board settlement panels.
After two years of intense litigation, the case was set for trial in April 2012. However, a week before trial, the administrative law judges dismissed most of the charges against Dr. Burzynski which forced the Board to seek to adjourn the case to do some reevaluation. After the judges denied the Board’s attempt to reverse the previous partial dismissal of the case, the Board did more reevaluation and moved to dismiss the entire case. We didn’t oppose the motion and on November 19, 2012, the case was dismissed.
The cutting-edge, multi-agent gene targeted therapy devised by Dr. Burzynski which was at the heart of this proceeding is still being given at the clinic and is helping countless patients. The Burzynski Clinic thanks all of its supporters and wishes all a Happy Thanksgiving!
- Richard A. Jaffe, Esq., November 20, 2012
Our original post (September, 2011):
They're back. After The Texas Medical Board's ten-year battle to stop Dr. Burzynski from treating cancer patients ended in Burzynski's victory in the Texas State Supreme Court in 1996—the Texas Medical Board is making another dangerous attempt at shutting him down—again. On April 11, 2012, the Texas Medical Board will try to revoke Dr. Burzynski's medical license, resulting in the closure of his clinic, the abandonment of all his patients, and risking any possibility of Antineoplastons gaining FDA-approval.
No different than the levels of absurdity and underhanded tactics clearly outlined in the original documentary about Dr. Burzynski—the Texas Medical Board is up to the same dirty tricks. This time, they will have the entire world watching, and the entire world fighting back to stop this trial from happening—and that means you.
First, watch the video above and send it to friends. Not only does it outline the charges involved in this case, but it also gives you a glimpse at a new side of Dr. Burzynski's treatment. Much of the footage used in this short film was initially intended for the "Chapter 2" documentary—so it also serves as a sneak peek into the new documentary about Dr. Burzynski that also covers the story from 2000 up until today—to be released in 2012.
Second, we need you to write letters, send faxes, make phone calls, and send emails starting with Governor Rick Perry, since he appointed the heads of the Texas Medical Board. Once you have done this, we ask that you also write, call, fax and email as many of the Texas representatives as you have time for. If you are friends or have connections with a your local Congressmen or Senators, urge them to pay attention to this issue as well. Remember, this isn't about Texas, it's about our right as a human race to choose our own cancer treatment—and not allow decades of important gene-targeted cancer research to be flushed down the toilet in the name of protecting the profits of an industry that doesn't want Burzynski to survive.
(all politicians' contact information was removed on November 19, 2012, due to the case being dismissed).