From the 21st Floor blog, a highly-regarded group blog from the UK, with news and information on a number of issues and breaking news relevant to skeptics, and a speakers’ register to help out Skeptics in the Pub gatherings in that country:
It’s therefore extremely discouraging to read of the recent experiences of the Quackometer’s Andy Lewis, who has been subjected to several bizarre and pseudo-legal rants, threatening a defamation lawsuit, over his sensitive critique of the Burzynski Clinic in the US.
The Burzynski Clinic is a medical centre based in Texas which seemingly offers hope to the hopeless with their ostensibly revolutionary “antineoplaston” cancer treatment. There is even a movie – “Burzynski: The Movie” – which paints a picture of the lone genius Stanislaw Burzynski, fighting the establishment for recognition of his astonishing breakthroughs. The treatment, however, is expensive. Cripplingly so. The clinic regularly quotes eye-watering prices of between £75,000 and £200,000. But what price can you put on hope?