April 25, 2013
The treatments offered at Tulsa’s Camelot Cancer Care enter were a last hope for some patients and their medications were taken right out of their hands. The video (at the link provided below) of the husband of a cancer patient interviewed, is heartbreaking.
The substance in question is Laetrile.
Back in the 1970’s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration examined the Laetril and found no significant safety issues with it but deemed Laetril ineffective and subsequently banned it. More than twenty states followed suit by legalizing the substance. The debate surrounding the use of Laetril, was and still is, huge. Proponents of Laetrile say that the ban is all politics.
Whatever the case may be with this particular treatment, my question is do we have the right to choose our own medical treatments?
From Tulsa’s News on 6
TULSA, Oklahoma -
A U.S. Food and Drug Administration investigation shut down a Tulsa cancer clinic Tuesday afternoon. Federal agents showed up at Camelot Cancer Care in south Tulsa around 11 a.m. and served a search warrant.
Investigators have been tight-lipped about why they were there, but a source tells us the FDA is looking into the center’s use of Laetrile, and has a concern for the safety of its patients.
But one man speaks highly of Camelot and the natural chemical that he claims was saving his wife’s life.
“Listen, my wife’s dying, and we don’t want to go with chemotherapy and radiation,” said Sam Bass.
Read more and watch the video here