In 1947 a Yugoslavian doctor named Stephan Durovic discovered Krebiozen, the greatest cancer drug of all time. After smuggling “K” from the Communists, he brought it to Dr. Andrew Ivy, America’s leading oncologist. Soon, terminally ill patients were recovering. However, when Durovic and Ivy refused to grant greedy pharmaceutical executives the patent, the executives used their power with the A.M.A. to discredit “K.” Articles about Krebiozen’s effectiveness are not published. Doctors who endorse and use it are taken off surgical schedules. Ivy, once so well-respected that he was the A.M.A.’s representative testifying about medical ethics at Nuremburg, has the most to lose, yet he stands by “K.”
In 1954, his position as dean of the University of Illinois-Chicago Medical School comes under scrutiny, and in hearings that look more like a trial, evidence supports his position that Krebiozen is an effective cancer treatment. Still, the F.D.A. refuses to allow the “double-blind” test necessary to make the drug widely available. Why? Because the government knew as early as 1951 that “K” could save lives, yet they acted to deny it to the public. Since millions had died of cancer since the time they knew it to be effective, the legal ramifications are obvious. A gauntlet is thrown down, a Rubicon crossed, one from which the medical powers in America have never been able to back down from, because to do so would open a legal hornet’s nest that makes the tobacco controversy pale in comparison. Told through the story of the Desgery family, “The K Conspiracy” details in chilling detail how blackmail escalated into a large-scale conspiracy, explaining how agencies like the A.M.A., the National Cancer Institute and the Federal Drug Administration were painted into a corner in which they were forced to carry on the Big Lie, or face monumental legal recriminations.
In 1975, John Desgrey discovers “K”, gives it to his father dying of cancer, and when his father recovers he tries to get more. Instead, Federal agents confiscate it from him, charging him with interstate drug trafficking. Denied “K”, John’s father dies, symbolic of the millions who could have lived had they been given access to this drug. Despite every attempt to squelch it, “K” still saved thousands of Americans in the 1950s and 1960s. Is the drug available today? What happened to the doctors? Yes, the drug is still available. The doctors, after continuing research in Europe, died in obscurity instead of winning the Nobel Prizes they deserve.
Causes Steven Travers Supports
Conservative, Christian, USC, American patriotism