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Antivaccine nonsense Autism Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Politics

To troll or not to troll: The White House responds to a We The People petition from antivaccine activists

Antivaccine activists amuse me. Obviously, I think they are a major risk to public health. Their relentless demonization of vaccines as causing autism, autoimmune diseases, “shaken baby syndrome,” and even sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) serves no purpose other than to frighten parents and discourage them from vaccinating. As despicable as some of their antics […]

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Cancer Clinical trials Medicine

Stanislaw Burzynski and the cynical use of cancer patients as shields and weapons against the FDA

I realize that I just wrote about infamous cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski yesterday. (Note how I refuse to call him an “oncologist,” mainly because he isn’t one, having never completed an oncology fellowship—or even an internal medicine residency, the usual prerequisite to do an oncology fellowship.) However, there’s a bit more that I wanted to […]

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