David H. Gorski and the Cult of “MISINFORMATION”

Colorado Public Television 12 – PBS: Part II
https://www.facebook.com/questions/488444654552853/?refid=17
Review of “disinformation,” “misinformation,” and “misdirection” posted by #Burzynski critics

Guy Chapman

“I think non-toxic treatments for cancer would definitely merit investigation if anybody ever came up with one. Burzynski hasn’t, that’s for sure”
March 5 at 5:52am

FAIL – provides no citation(s), reference(s), or link(s) to support statement

Karl Mamer

“Please, leave the interpretation of the evidence to the appropriate medical bodies. Your 4 years in J school do not make you qualified to interpret scientific research or the standard of care”
March 5 at 5:55am

FAIL – provides no citation(s), reference(s), or link(s) to support “interpretation” and / or ”
interpret” statements, since no where was it stated that they would be interpretating anything; at least that this critic bothered to NOT point out

David H. Gorski

“Nontoxic treatments are being researched and discussed Antineoplastons, however, are neither nontoxic nor an effective treatment. In fact, they’re definitely toxic. People have developed a dangeros condition called hypernatremia (too high a sodium level) as a result of antineoplaston treatment”
March 5 at 5:56am

FAIL – provides no citation(s), reference(s), or link(s) to support “Nontoxic treatments are being researched and discussed,” “Antineoplastons, however, are neither nontoxic nor an effective treatment,” and “In fact, they’re definitely toxic” statements

Re the “hypernatremia”statement, I posted a question to the critic, which he did NOT respond to:

David H. Gorski

Is hypernatremia common ?

The frequency, cost, and clinical outcomes of hypernatremia in patients hospitalized to a comprehensive cancer center
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23404230
Support Care Cancer. 2013 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print]
Division of Internal Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

hypernatremia in the U.S.:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000394.htm
The frequency, cost, and clinical outcom… [Support Care Cancer. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
March 6 at 3:15am

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