Regenerative Science Inc., a US based clinic in Colorado issued a press release yesterday stating that the FDA has ordered them to stop treating patients with their own adult stem cells, a practice that the clinic says helps patients avoid other methods of invasive, orthopedic surgery. And, while the FDA is busy banning stem cell research in the USA, many patients with COPD and other health conditions are forced to go to other countries to get treatment, a practice that has many patients angry and frustrated.
Stem cell advocates believe that there is no better way to treat disease than enhancing the bodies own natural ability to heal itself. They also believe that the FDA is overstepping its authority and has no business trying to regulate stem cell treatment, and, are doing so in collaboration with pharmaceutical companies as a matter of self-interest.
Regenerative Science Inc. has been safely using adult stem cells since 2005 to treat patients who have arthritis and other orthopedic conditions. In 2009, the FDA visited the clinic and said they were not compliant with drug mass manufacturing guidelines, but, they failed to take further action at the time.
Currently, the battle will ensue in a Colorado courtroom, as Regenerative Science Inc. has filed two lawsuits against the FDA in an effort to force the agency to respond to questions about jurisdiction in this matter. Last month, the clinic filed a Temporary Restraining Order against the FDA prompting them to take final action or leave the clinic alone.
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