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Bigelsen gets bum rap with charges

Because Mr. Bigelsen and I don't see eye to eye on certain topics, I'm not a patient of his. But I believe there is a place for Dr. Bigelsen in the medical community.

First, there are centers out there that charge at least 10 times more for the same types of therapy as Dr. Bigelsen. Second, I know for a fact, some of Dr. Bigelsen's therapy works in other countries.

I don't think he makes up his remedies.

Third, I get mail from leading doctors pushing their non-Food and Drug Administration-approved nutritional supplements. Why is it legal for them to sell non-FDA approved products?

Fourth, for some people, Dr. Bigelsen is their last resort. Dr. Bigelsen gives them a glimmer of hope. True, some of his patients probably died, however, some patients died using medications that followed the FDA guidelines.

"The Dallas Buyers Club" is a movie made from a true story. Ron Woodroof smuggled unapproved pharmaceutical drugs into Texas when he found them effective at improving his symptoms, and distributed them to fellow sufferers by establishing the "Dallas Buyers Club" while facing opposition from the FDA.

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For extra credit, watch it.

Harry Lum

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