The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a history of harassing doctors who use ozone generators, which are currently outlawed in many states. Until recently, the FDA has refused to allow human trials of ozone therapy to be carried out (McCabe E, Oxygen Therapies, Energy Publications, 1988; available in the UK from Resonance, tel: 01803 840 008). Clinics were closed down and doctors threatened with having their licences revoked if they used ozone or H2O2.
Perhaps the best known case is that of Dr Robert Atkins, director of the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in New York, who had his licence revoked by the FDA for treating patients with ozone. In 1993, his successful court case against the state of New York to regain his licence resulted in the passing of a law permitting physicians to use ozone and other non FDA approved techniques (Altman N, Oxygen Healing Therapies, Healing Arts Press, 1998).Many of the battles to get these therapies recognised are recorded in the award winning 1993 documentary ‘Ozone and The Politics of Medicine’, produced by Geoffrey Rogers of Threshold Film, based in Vancouver, BC (tel: 001 604 873 4626) and available on video for around £20 (Can$35).