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Stem cell blogging dilemmas: patient disclosures, lawsuits, & more

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After all this time writing on The Niche here since 2010, I still haven’t entirely resolved certain blogging dilemmas including when a patient discloses something. It’s kind of a jungle out there on the internet. What kinds of tough blogging dilemmas do I face? I’m just going to give you some examples of the more common …

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Civil Lawsuits as a Public Health Strategy: Can Cases Brought by Injured Plaintiffs have a Broader Effect?

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By Claire Horner In 2016, a law firm in California began looking for individuals who were “misled or harmed by stem cell treatment” in the southern California area (which was discussed on this blog here). While there had been other lawsuits filed by plaintiffs against individual clinics, this firm was looking to take a different …

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Stem cell clinic lawsuits proliferate with latest against Stemgenex

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There is a growing trend of apparently unhappy patients suing stem cell clinics, which have faced more lawsuits recently and some of these cases are proposed class action suits that could have much broader impact. The latest case is against San Diego-based Stemgenex, a clinic that has claimed amongst other things that it can treat numerous diverse afflictions and that …

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Q & A with Celltex on lawsuits between it and RNL Bio/Biostar: part 1

I’ve asked Celltex a few questions about the lawsuits between it and RNL Bio/Biostar.  I appreciate their willingness to engage on this. Note, I’m also hoping to obtain contact information for RNL Bio/Biostar to ask them some questions too. Below are my questions and the Celltex answers, hopefully part 1 of 2 parts with the 2nd …

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$7.8 million verdict in stem cell clinics case against Neil Riordan

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Those who follow the stem cell field might be familiar with stem cell clinic operator Neil Riordan. According to a recent press release and some news reports, Riordan just had some bad news in court related to a stem cell clinic in the U.S. Stem cell clinic lawsuit As background, why do those running stem …

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FDA warns Joseph Mercola on COVID-19 claims

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Those of you following the arena of unproven stem cells might recognize the name Dr. Joseph Mercola. He’s a promoter of alternative medicine. Over the years his name has also popped related to the marketing of unproven stem cell offerings in various ways. Now the FDA has warned Joseph Mercola on what it says are unapproved …

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Fact check: Lung Health Institute & cell therapies for lung disease

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What should we make of clinics like the Lung Health Institute? These clinics sell unproven stem cell or regenerative therapies for lung disease. Overall, I’m extremely skeptical. I don’t believe it’s worth the cost. There are also going to be potentially serious health risks. Lung disease is a broad category including COPD, emphysema, pulmonary fibrosis, …

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21 Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine 2021 Predictions

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In any given field of biomedical science like stem cell research and regenerative medicine, it’s very useful if you can accurately predict the future. It seems, though, that predictions are far more difficult within the more exciting and rapidly-changing fields. The field of stem cells and regenerative medicine fits that bill. Past stem cell research …

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