July 11, 2020

The Niche

Knoepfler lab stem cell blog

California state medical board stem cells

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The Medical Board of California has been aware of the unproven stem cell clinic problem here for many years, but in my view the Board isn’t helping the problem in a real, meaningful way. It may actually be becoming part of the problem through inaction and lack of cooperation with other agencies. If by the end of this post you agree, you can contact them here or by phone the office of the Executive Director at (916) 263-2389 to tell them they need to …Read More

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California broke new ground with our stem cell law that went into effect on January 1. It requires stem cell clinic firms to post notices informing patients of important information such as the fact that their offerings are non-FDA approved. At this point, 4+ months into the enforcement period, I’m not sure if anyone has looked into compliance. Anyone know? If you run a stem cell clinic, have you posted notices? Is you are a patient in California who has been to such a …Read More

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California now has a first-of-its-kind stem cell law that requires clinics pitching non-FDA approved stem cell offerings to be upfront with patients. It’s a bill that will help to protect patients. How? With Jerry Brown’s signature yesterday, the new California law mandates that stem cell clinics in our state take some steps to inform patients of various facts regarding what the clinics are marketing. The bill, SB 512, was sponsored by Senator Dr. Ed Hernandez and now as a law adds Section 684 to the …Read More

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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 in facilitating patients receiving fetal stem cell “treatments” outside the US in a variety of countries including the Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, and Mexico. He also wrote a book “Blocked in …Read More