Burszynski Clinic And Rhys Morgan Hit World News – Guardian

See the whole article on The Guardian, here:  The schoolboy blogger who took on a US clinic: Rhys Morgan, a 17-year-old Welsh schoolboy, faced down a Texan medical clinic and won after blogging about its unproven treatments

It turns out there is little more uplifting than the sight of a dubious Texas medical clinic tangling with a Welsh schoolboy and coming off worse. The spectacle played out when the Burszynski clinic in Houston – which charges people who are dying from cancer hundreds of thousands of dollars for unproven treatments – took on Rhys Morgan, a 17-year-old pupil at Cardiff High School.

…This summer, Morgan blogged about the Burszynski clinic after reading about a campaign called “Hope for Laura”. It aimed to raise money to send the young mother to the clinic for treatment for terminal brain cancer. Morgan did some digging and was alarmed at the lack of scientific evidence to support what the clinic calls antineoplaston therapy.

Nothing happened until the start of November, when a heavy-handed email arrived for Morgan from Marc Stephens, who claimed to represent the Burszynski clinic. Stephens said he was making a legal complaint and that Morgan’s post and related tweets were libellous. He demanded in shouty capital letters that Morgan remove the piece. Other bloggers have received similar mails since an Observer article mentioned the clinic earlier this month.

BTW – Token Skeptic Podcast episode featuring an interview with Andy Lewis of Quackometer will be out tomorrow.

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