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Pending State Medical Boards Group Report on Stem Cell Clinics Could be Game Changer

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We have a big problem with clinics in the U.S. selling unproven and non-FDA approved stem cell “treatments” to patients and part of the reason in my view why we have this mess today with upwards of 700 such businesses from coast to coast is that regulators including both the FDA and state medical boards …

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2 State AG’s sue ‘Stem Cell Centers’ clinics including for alleged fraud

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Some readers suggested earlier this year that I look into a clinic firm called ‘Stem Cell Centers’ with its owner Travis Autor. I didn’t have time to do much since I’ve been very busy in the lab before the state Attorney Generals of Iowa and Nebraska sued them based on a number of allegations including …

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Report from Medical Board of California meeting on stem cell clinics

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This afternoon I attended and gave public comment at the Medical Board of California stem cell task force meeting on unproven stem cell clinics. There were about 40 people attending. In part this meeting is a consequence of the national governing organization of state medical boards, the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) having worked …

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Medical Board of California Task Force to Investigate Stem Cell Clinics

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State involvement in reining in predatory stem cell clinics has never been more important, which is why it’s such good news that the Medical Board of California has a task force in the works to investigate such firms. According to a new NBC7 report (linked to above) focusing both on this news and on their own investigation …

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Chiropractors and their state boards should stop risky stem cell injections

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There are gray areas within the larger stem cell sphere or as I called it in a recent paper “the stem cell ecosystem“, but chiropractors doing stem cell transplants is not one of them. This is unethical and risky on many levels, but the number of chiropractors selling stem cells is increasing rapidly nonetheless. Chiropractors …

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Take a medical selfie: a taste of your own medicine

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“Take a Selfie”, has become a catch phrase in pop culture. There is a preoccupation with capturing one’s own existence and key moments in pictures. Another trend is a DIY culture including taking initiative with one’s own health. When combined together we are in the midst of a larger trend in medicine where patients will …

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Medical Board Yanks License of Cal Stem Cell Clinic Doc Rader

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The California State Medical Board has revoked the license of Dr. William C. Rader, a psychiatrist and stem cell clinic doctor. The revocation was stayed and there was a 180-day actual suspension, but Rader was placed on probation for a period of 7 years. Rader has been heavily involved in stem cell tourism and more specifically …

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Harvard official statement on iPS cell transplant story: No such studies approved by Harvard

The following comment was posted on my blog post about the emerging, yet still confusing story reported by the major Japanese newspaper, raises doubts about the accuracy of the newspaper article. Harvard University, the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Massachusetts Hospital have issued the following joint statement: “Hisashi Moriguchi was a visiting …

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FDA to end ‘grace period’ on stem cell clinics: agency should ‘go big’ on continued offenders

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Stem cell clinics violating federal regulations have been a major problem for the FDA. Next month the FDA faces a historic moment on this problem. A grace period for clinics to become FDA compliant ends in May. Even so, it appears that hundreds of clinics will remain non-compliant after that. Some of the worst clinics …

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