Hopefully you are aware of the “stem cell turf war” that is raging right now. If not, basically the FDA has declared that if a doctor takes stem cells from your body and processes them beyond “minimal manipulation” he or she has in effect created a new drug subject to FDA jurisdiction and the agency’s drug approval process (Dr. Steenblock’s whole bone marrow treatments do not involve processing beyond ”minimal manipulation”). Regenerative Sciences LLC (Regenexx, Chris Centeno, MD) has filed several successive filed lawsuits challenging this and then was itself sued by the FDA (This case is discussed in a Forbes article that came out on 2-12-12, link below). The state of Texas (Texas Medical Board) has ignored the FDA and taken steps to regulate use of a patient’s own stem cells in ways that will let Texas doctors forge ahead and use them (Link to a 2-12-12 article follows below). Patients and patient advocates have gotten involved by raising hell in blogs and websites including the creation of on-line petitions (A link to one such petition appears at the bottom of this blog entry).
“According to the FDA, Your Stem Cells Are Now Drugs” (February 1, 2012)
More on “Your body as a drug” (Blog made on February 6, 2012 on the Regenexx website by Chris Centeno, MD who’s firm is involved in litigation with the FDA challenging them to publicly declare their rationale for declaring a person’s own stem cells to be a drug and subject to their regulation)
“Stem Cells and the Lawsuit That May Shape Our Medical Future” (Forbes) – February 12, 2012 -Article about the legal battle between the FDA and Regenerative Sciences LLC (Regenexx, Chris Centeno, MD) over “your stem cells are a drug”
“IV stem cell therapy safe for stroke patients” (Cardiology Today) – International Stroke Conference 2012 – February 9, 2012. Discusses 2 studies that undergird the “whole bone marrow” (bone marrow aspirate) intravenous approach that Dr. David Steenblock has been doing for over five years now.
“Medical board moves to regulate adult stem cell use” (February 12, 2012) Texas Medical Board ignores FDA and sets up rules to govern adult (nonembryonic) stem cell use by Texas doctors
GET INVOLVED! SIGN THIS PETITION: “People for Ending Suffering Debilitating Illness’s: Keep the FDA Out of All Stem Cell Treatment”
You can learn more about Dr. Steenblock’s FDA compliant whole bone marrow treatments for stroke, joint problems and more by visiting these web and blog sites: http://strokedoctor.com/bone-marrow-stem-cell-therapy/, www.stemcellmd.com, www.davidsteenblock.com and http://cerebralpalsycure.com/stem-cells/.
And in this free 31 minute video: Dr. Steenblock’s Office- STEM CELL Clinic
You can also call Dr. Steenblock’s Clinic toll free at 1-800-300-1063 and set up a phone consultation on-line at http://strokedoctor.com/contact/