OxyFile #19

 Ozone and the Politics of Medicine

 Produced and Directed by: Geoffrey Rogers
 Co-Director:              Reiner Derdau

 Produced with the support of The 1945 Foundation, Cineworks 
 Society, The Media Foundation, and The National Film Board of 

 Available from:  Threshold Film Inc. 
                  #301-356 E. 6th Avenue
                  Vancouver, B.C.
                  V5T 1K1

 30 Minutes VHS Stereo

 A powerful investigative documentary, OZONE AND THE POLITICS OF 
 MEDICINE tells the story of a simple medical treatment set 
 against the background of politics and economics that control 
 the health care system.

 Illegal in the United States and Canada, ozone therapy has been 
 used to treat several million people in Europe, for a variety of 
 medical conditions, from excema and gangrene, to cancer, 
 strokes, hepatitis, herpes and AIDS.

 Recently, ozone has been scientifically proven to selectively 
 attack viruses as well as cancer cells without harming healthy 
 cells.  The Canadian Military has just completed a 100% 
 successful study with monkeys proving ozone can safely sterilize 
 blood infected with viruses.  You its medical use has been 
 restricted in North America, and doctors risk their licence 
 using it.  Meanwhile, research dollars are being spent instead 
 on enormously expensive pharmaceutical compounds with 
 questionable merit.

 This revealing and often disturbing film traces the progress of 
 this highly controversial treatment, and features interviews 
 with representatives of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 
 the National Institutes of Health, as well as experts in Europe, 
 Canada and Mexico.



 New Documentary Uncovers Medical Scandal

 It took Canadian Filmmaker Geoffrey Rogers more than seven years 
 to make "Ozone and The Politics of Medicine, An Investigative 
 Documentary" - its successful world premiere was just held in 
 Sept. 1993 in San Francisco.

 The film tells the astonishing story of a scientific and medical 
 breakthrough that appears to have been ignored by the medical 
 establishment, and even condemned by government officials.

 Several million people in Europe have already been treated using 
 ozone therapy, while in the United States and Canada, the 
 treatment remains illegal.

 Ozone is made from pure oxygen mixed with electrical UV energy.  
 Essential for every human cell, oxygen produces energy for 
 healthy cell activity, and acts directly against foreign toxins 
 in the body.  Ozone therapy accelerates the oxygen metabolism 
 and stimulates the release of oxygen atoms from the bloodstream.

 The film includes scientific evidence that ozone selectively 
 attacks viral matter and selectively inhibits the growth of 
 cancer cells, without harming healthy cells.  As well, dozens of 
 papers have been presented supporting the use of ozone for about 
 forty other areas of medicine, including pain management and 
 circulatory disorders that cause strokes.  But the U.S. Food and 
 Drug Administration has a different opinion.

 In May 1993, The Food and Drug Administration's AIDS 
 coordinator, Randolph Wykoff M.D. used ozone therapy as an 
 example of medical fraud in front of a Capitol Hill sub-
 committee.  The piece ran nationally on CNN.

 Recently, a study conducted by the Canadian military in 
 association with the International Red Cross found that monkeys 
 injected with blood plasma contaminated with SIV (the monkey 
 equivalent of the AIDS-related virus) died within 12 to 14 days, 
 while ALL the monkeys receiving injections that had been treated 
 with ozone remained uninfected and healthy.

 "I think its appalling that the FDA has publicly condemned ozone 
 therapy, while their files contain dozens of medical submissions 
 indicating the safety and effectiveness of the treatment," says 
 Rogers.  "Doctors have been harassed, ozone generators have been 
 seized, and desperate people have had to resort to dubious 
 generators available in the underground.  I can't support the 
 use of untested equipment, but I do appreciate the urgency of 
 people faced with a fatal disease."

 Although the documentary is broadcast quality, the producers 
 foresee potential problems with broadcasters who tend to avoid 
 controversial material.  "A large percentage of television 
 advertising is from multi-national drug companies," says Rogers, 
 "the influence is enormous."

 The treatment made news last month when famous New York 
 physician Dr. Robert Atkins lost his licence for a complaint 
 regarding his use of ozone.  The New York Supreme Court ordered 
 his licence reinstated, and the case has brought national 
 attention to a medical treatment with staggering implications.

 For further information

 Geoffrey Rogers, Project Director (604) 873-4626
 Dr. Robert Atkins, Atkins Clinic (212) 758-2110
 International Ozone Association
 Pan American Headquarters
 (203) 967-4845
 Director of the Office of AIDS Coordination Food and Drug 
 Administration Dr. Randolph Wykoff (301) 443-2071

 To order copies: "Ozone and the Politics of Medicine" 
                  30 min Stereo VHS ($29 + %5 shipping) = $34 
                  Threshold Film Inc.
                  #301-356 East 6th Avenue
                  Vancouver, Canada
                  V5T 1K1
                  (604) 873-4626