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Animated map video shows wildfire spread of US stem cell clinics lacking FDA approval

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There are now so many clinics selling non-FDA approved stem cell offerings across the U.S. that tens or hundreds of thousands of patients are at risk. How did we get here? What if we had a way of understanding how stem cell clinics spread across the U.S. in the first place? For example, an animated …

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Australia takes big step to curtail dangerous stem cell clinics

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The ability of for-profit stem cell clinics to pitch unproven, risky stem cell offerings to patients may soon get much tougher in Australia. The country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which has some similar responsibilities there as the FDA does here in the U.S., announced planned new reforms that’ll put stem cell clinics under more scrutiny and more …

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US Stem Cell bid for FDA RMAT rejected?

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Can a stem cell clinic business get FDA RMAT designation? At least one announced it was trying, but now seems to have given up. Stem cell clinic business US Stem Cell, Inc. has reportedly announced that it is at least temporarily abandoning its efforts at getting Regenerative Medicine Advanced Therapy (RMAT) designation from the FDA. The …

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Patient gets cancer growing on spine from dubious stem cell treatment

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A brief report in the NEJM today highlights the risks facing patients who get stem cell treatment from dubious clinics as one such patient recently developed a large spinal tumor. Dr. Aaron L. Berkowitz and colleagues describe how this patient who received a mixture of several stem cell types from an overseas clinic was later diagnosed …

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US Stem Cell Clinic sues anonymous critics for libel, seeks IDs from websites

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Last month the stem cell community learned that a patient of the business US Stem Cell Inc./US Stem Cell Clinic, previously known as Bioheart, had filed suit in a Broward County Florida Court against the publicly traded company alleging various charges including damage to her eye. Now US Stem Cell has more recently filed suit in the …

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First impressions of the US stem cell environment from an Aussie

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By Heather Main I moved to the San Diego from Australia in August 2015, and Paul asked me if I could write something on my first impressions of doing science in the US, as opposed to other countries I have worked/studied in (Australia, Scotland, Sweden and Singapore). If you look at the land size of …

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Tennis Star Nadal to Get Dubious Stem Cell Treatment

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Tennis superstar Rafael Nadal, 28, is following in the dubious footsteps of many sports stars turning to questionable stem cell “treatments” to relieve what ails them and potentially extend their careers. Nadal (pictured at right in image from Wikipedia) will receive what appears to be a laboratory-grown stem cell product from Dr. Angel Ruiz-Cotorro. ESPN …

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Caplan Article on Bogus Stem Cell Research: Some Different Views

When bioethicist Arthur Caplan talks about stem cells, people pay close attention and for good reason. Caplan has provided important perspectives on the stem cell field over the years. For example, you can see a guest post on this blog here about human cloning. However, in my post today I respectfully discuss how I disagree with several parts of this week’s piece by …

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