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Reactions to historic stem cell clinic court loss, new court order, & what happens next?

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It’s been a big week already for the stem cell field due to the court ruling against US Stem Cell Inc. and that the FDA can define stromal vascular fraction (SVF) as a drug (see my old rough sketch of how SVF is sometimes manufactured; my impression is that the company does this slightly differently). …

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NY stem cell clinic pushes back on lawsuit by AG

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Unproven stem cell clinics are facing a variety of lawsuits these days including two prominent cases filed by the FDA. There are widespread patient suits against clinics as well. In April we saw a new kind of suit in the form of the NY State Attorney General (AG) Letitia James filing against a Manhattan clinic. …

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My take as a biologist on US Stem Cell “natural” claim in federal court case endgame

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It’s been less than a year since the FDA sued for a permanent injunction against a major stem cell clinic firm in Florida, but there has been much back and forth in court filings in the lawsuit between them and the firm, US Stem Cell. Now the case is with the judge. My prediction remains …

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Sexual Medicine Society on Unproven Regenerative Therapies for Erectile Dysfunction

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There are many potential causes of erectile dysfunction or ED and a host of ideas about how to treat it. Some approaches to erectile dysfunction are evidence-based and even have been rigorously proven such as the drugs Viagra and Cialis, which increase blood flow to the penis. Depending on the causes of the dysfunction, these …

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Why NY AG suit against Manhattan stem cell clinic is such a big deal

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The New York State Attorney General (AG) filed suit this week against a Manhattan stem cell clinic. It’s a landmark case. The defendants are Image Plastic Surgery, LLC, Park Avenue Stem Cell, and Joel B. Singer, M.D. The clinic markets adipose stem cell injections for a variety of health conditions. Park Avenue Stem had belonged …

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10 questions on FDA suits targeting stem cell clinics

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The FDA via the DOJ has sued to get permanent injunctions against US Stem Cell, Inc. (USRM) and California Stem Cell Treatment Center/Cell Surgical Network (CSN). Both firms use an unapproved fat stem cell product in patients called stromal vascular fraction (the SVF production process is pictured at right) that the FDA indicates is generally …

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Take-homes from new FDA NEJM stem cell piece including surprises

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FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and CBER Director, Peter Marks, have just published a new piece on stem cells and regenerative medicine in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). What are the core points here and what can we learn from reading between the lines a bit? There are some expected things and then some …

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Clinic does stem cell penis growth injection: fact check

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When I read about a stem cell penis growth injection, what comes to mind first when you read that is “Ow!” The goal of today’s post is to fact-check this whole area. What’s in this article Stem cell penis growth | Risks |US Stem Cell Clinic claims |Does it work? | Does size matter? | Data check …

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