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April 9, 2009

Patient Group Opposes FDA Position on Adult Stem Cells

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — D @ 6:42 pm

Are your adult stem cells drugs?  The FDA has been sparring with physicians and patients over this issue.  Today a patient group registered it’s opposition to this FDA stem cell position.  For a real dose of reality about how good you have it, check out the “Patient Voices” section of this site.  These are people with terminal illness who are dying.  This whole debate started with the FDA’s position that the minimal stem cell culture process of the Regenexx procedure should be classified as a drug.  Why?  No real specifics give, it seems to be a “cause I said so” issue.  This lead to physicians organizing to regulate themselves so that patients can have access to safe adult stem cell therapy now.  Where is all of this going?  Adult stem cells processed with minimal culture techniques aren’t drugs, I suspect the best quote is from a physician from Ft. Meyers Florida who recently joined The American Stem Cell Therapy Association (ASCTA), “This is a patient physician situation and the FDA needs to stay out.  I commend all of you for starting this.”  Enough siad.


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