stem cell marketing

R3 Stem Cell still raises red flags for me after FDA letter including do one-get one meeting

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Back in May, the FDA cautioned a stem cell clinic firm called R3 Stem Cell and its leader David Greene about what they were doing. Importantly, the agency indicated that some of R3’s stem cells may be unapproved drug products. While the FDA didn’t send R3 Stem Cell a formal warning letter, in my view the …

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Stem cell eye drops? Skepticism of American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians (AAOSCP)

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I’ve been hearing more recently about something called the American Academy of Stem Cell Physicians (variously AAOSCP or AASCP). Its name has the sound of an organization like some traditional medical academy such as the American Academy of Internal Medicine, but my sense is that this is a totally different kind of beast. People have …

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Lawsuit against stem cell clinic StemGenex expands to 5 patients

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The stem cell clinic StemGenex was sued almost a year ago related to allegations about their marketing claims. This proposed class action suit, Moorer v. StemGenex, now includes five named patients involved as one can see from the new fourth amended complaint court document. The five total named patients involved in the suit include four new …

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LA Times Reports Stemgenex Doc Gets 3-Year Probation from State Medical Board

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The world of stem cell clinics is on edge right now with a number of negative patient outcomes reported and lawsuits in play such as San Diego stem cell clinic Stemgenex being a defendant in a proposed class action lawsuit focusing in part on alleged problematic marketing claims on their website (see archived posts on the lawsuit). …

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Update on patients lawsuit against stem cell clinic, Stemgenex

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The website Law360 has an interesting update on the proposed class action lawsuit against the San Diego stem cell clinic Stemgenex.  Note that it seems you can read the full Law360 article without a subscription if you open the site in Chrome as your web browser. See more background on Stemgenex and on this case …

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