Stanislaw Burzynski, dubious cancer doc, gets off on legal technicality

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7 Responses to “Stanislaw Burzynski, dubious cancer doc, gets off on legal technicality”

  1. fred trotter says:

    We are using Stanislaw as an example case for exercising our DocGraph…

    http://www.medstartr.com/projects/93-phase-ii-next-level-doctor-social-graph

    http://www.wired.com/business/2012/11/healthcare-data/

    Interesting facts so far: It appears as though Stanislaw is not billing Medicare at all (makes sense). There are several doctors that share an address with Stanislaw, so it is possible to detect and “name” his “team”, and they do not appear to bill Medicare either…

    http://docnpi.com/npi/1093836819/

    This kind of utterly isolated medical team might be something that can be used to find other qwacks? not sure, but it is interesting data…

    -FT

  2. Revolting fraud and uber-quack. Aren’t you Stan? Or are we just little people for asking questions?

  3. Jonathan Cook says:

    Seems like a despicable individual. However, the “gets off on legal technicality” rhetoric is dangerous. It’s part of the standard reactionary toolbox of tough-on-crime BS that’s given us such wonders as 3 strikes, the war on (some people who use some) drugs, and the evisceration of the 4th Amendment. If what he did isn’t a crime, he shouldn’t be prosecuted. That’s not a hard call to make. It seems certain that it *should* be a crime but that’s a job for the legislature and not the prosecutor.

  4. FW says:

    The doctors he blamed are named in the legal documents of the case. Only one of those above is named. He has other “internists” working for him and “research associates” who don’t appear to be licensed to practice in Texas. 

  5. TooGoodToCheck says:

    I don’t know how they figure into things, but I believe that if your regular doctor is monitoring you, say to make sure you don’t die of hypernatremia while you’re doing the antineoplaston therapy, then she may be listed as a co-investigator, even if she told you it’s quackery and that you should stay the hell away.

    I hope that the doctors who get crucified here are the ones who are genuinely complicit, rather than those who are just trying to do some risk mitigation for their patients.

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