Every day I read or watch something more unbelievable than the previous day.
Burzynski, the Movie is the story of a medical doctor and Ph.D biochemist named Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski who won the largest, and possibly the most convoluted and intriguing legal battle against the Food & Drug Administration in American history.
Dr. Burzynski found a cure for cancer that works better than chemo and radiation, while producing almost no side effects. He managed to patent the drugs before a major pharmaceutical could.
In response to this, the FDA and NCI attempted to throw him in prison by launching over 5 attempts to indict him on fraud and regulations violation charges. Dr. Burzynski was acquitted in every instance, with jurors leaving the court house and lining up with protesters outside the courthouse protesting the FDA’s actions.
At the same time the FDA was attempting to throw the doctor in prison, the FDA and NCI filed for patents on the very drugs they were prosecuting Burzynski for using, claiming that the drugs were worthless and that Burzynski was a fraud.
Don’t believe me?
Watch the movie.
Of course, libertarians don’t believe that intangible ideas can be actual property, nor do they believe that State privileged monopolies lead to superior economic outcomes. This move highlights all the evil and harm that comes to humanity due to the existence of State privileged monopolies on ideas.