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FDA Wins Right To Regulate Adult Stem-Cell Treatments 216

ananyo writes "A court decision on 23 July could help to tame the largely unregulated field of adult stem-cell treatments. The US District Court in Washington DC affirmed the right of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate therapies made from a patient's own processed stem cells. The case hinged on whether the court agreed with the FDA that such stem cells are drugs. The judge concurred, upholding an injunction brought by the FDA against Regenerative Sciences, based in Broomfield, Colorado. The FDA had ordered Regenerative Sciences to stop offering 'Regenexx', its stem cell treatment for joint pain, in August 2010. As Slashdot has noted before, they are far from the only company offering unproven stem cell therapies."
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FDA Wins Right To Regulate Adult Stem-Cell Treatments

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  • by tnk1 ( 899206 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @11:58AM (#40818755)

    And just about everyone will be pleased that they won't see an infomercial for these unproven treatments and get swindled because they can't apply critical thinking to their own purchases.

    Of course, they will just change the treatment to being labelled as a homeopathic stem cell supplement and the profits will return.

    Just remember! Never trust Western Medicine or Big Pharma! Trust us instead.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday July 30, 2012 @12:18PM (#40818987)
    So what you're saying is - don't mess with tx.
  • Wat? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Quiet_Desperation ( 858215 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @12:22PM (#40819055)

    Quick! I need an ideological purist to tell me what to think about this!

  • by P-niiice ( 1703362 ) on Monday July 30, 2012 @01:22PM (#40819783)
    It's not that bad. You can do it yourself at home.
    Get a syringe and remove some blood from yourself. Put it in a bowl. Add some deionized water, but if you don't have that, just use tap water or whatever well water you have around the house. Warm it gently on your stove until it's slightly warm, then place the blood/water mixture into a sealed vessel - if you don't have that use a mountain dew bottle with a good cap on it. Place the vessel into a centrifuge but if you don't have that use a good clothes washer on the spin setting. Remove the blood cells with the same syringe you used earlier if you don't have a clean one. Add some chemicals to seperate the stem cells from the 'regular cells'. If you don't have the real thing crush up some mentos and a pinch of baking soda and mix it in. There will be a thin layer of clear liquid to form on the surface - thos are your stem cells. Inject those cells where it hurts.

You are always doing something marginal when the boss drops by your desk.