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TEXAS OKs EXPERIMENTAL STEM CELL THERAPY LIMITS – questions

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 14, 2012 at 5:08 am

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Texas OKs experimental stem cell therapy limits

Friday, April 14, 2012

Will this move by Texas lead to a faster process of FDA approval and insurance coverage? – Boonie

 

My gut says: baby steps. They need to define the IRB process and make sure all the pieces of the machine work well. There are many factors which will unfold now.

Will other states fall after Texas like for medical marijuana?

Will Texas stand alone and all US stem cell companies open clinics there?

Will patients go to a clinic in Texas regulated by an IRB with zero experience over a treatment center outside the US with thousands of successes?

Can the FDA approval process be changed from clinical trial to produce drugs INTO a process oriented hybrid?

Will insurance cover it…ie will the American people, many whom think all stem cells are embryonic still so all stem cells = murder, many whom don’t know about the thousands of trials and tens of thousands patients treated, want to ‘foot the bill’ for these Texas treatments?

Many many questions.

Rome. Built. Not one day.

Baby steps…but a step in the right direction.

 

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TEXAS OKs EXPERIMENTAL STEM CELL THERAPY LIMITS – explained

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 14, 2012 at 3:44 am

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Texas OKs experimental stem cell therapy limits

Friday, April 14, 2012

What this means:

1. This is not blind distribution of medicine with no control. The legislature demands full transparency & disclosure (not available to patients in clinical trials). In trials, patients have no idea what they are getting if anything! There is no patient, only guinea pigs.

2. There is oversight control by an Institutional Review Board. There will not be rampant, unchecked treatments or “growth motivated by cash only.”

Standard FDA clinical trials regulate only how DRUGS are brought to market. Adult stem cell therapies are not drugs, they are a procedure, a process, a protocol & must be treated differently in the courts & in practice like PRPs (which are legal. 2x standard?). It was way past time to end the idea: ‘the result of all medical intervention is a prescription drug.’ “Give a small boy a hammer, & he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding,” Texas is unburdened from the yoke of those blinded by a faith in a system that demands the mandatory adherence to “one size fits all,” “one size fits drugs,” “drugs fit all.”

Adult stem cells have a proven record of safety & efficacy in studies & trials around the world – thousands of them. American medical professionals are so Ameri-centric, they throw away or ignore anything conducted outside the USA…when our health system is ranked 37th in the world. This arrogance is suspect. “We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy,178 in infant mortality…” and the US throws away other country’s clinical trials & studies?  Perhaps we should throw away our entire medical system & start from scratch or at least start taking pointers from some other countries on how to improve our health care/medical system…countries who apparently do a better job at it than we do like ranked 27th to 36th: United  Arab  Emirates, Israel, Morocco, Canada, Finland, Australia, Chile, Denmark, Dominica and Costa Rica.

With our CLINICAL TRIAL system, a human patient is used as a Guinea pig & sacrificed for the patient of tomorrow, blindly & randomly given medications or not, given placebos or not or given nothing.  They are Guinea pigs by definition. There is no patient, there is no empowerment, there are no rights, there is no agenda for healing. The health of one patient is sacrificed today for the health of patients of tomorrow whom apparently have more value. Categorization of any human patient as dispensable, even in order to generate data for a drug treatment to be sold to a different patient tomorrow, is reprehensible.  Clinical trials = no agenda for healing today.

With ADULT STEM CELL TREATMENTS, a human is given a therapy today intended to heal that person today. That person. Their health, their survival, that patient is of paramount importance. Their life has value, today. Adult stem cell treatments are simply, a treatment today, paid for today, for a human today to heal today, live today and into tomorrow.

I guess you can be a Guinea Pig for future patients tomorrow or you can be an empowered patient for yourself today.  All this legislature does, is give you the choice. In the end, our choices are all we ever have.

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TEXAS OKs EXPERIMENTAL STEM CELL THERAPY LIMITS!!!

In STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on April 13, 2012 at 1:11 pm

PERRY DID IT!!

I DON’T THINK I BELIEVE IT!!

IS IT POSSIBLE??

IS IT??

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Texas OKs experimental stem cell therapy limits

National / World News 1:46 p.m. Friday, April 13, 2012

The rules require patients to give their consent and a review board must approve the procedure before using adult stem cells.

Supporters say establishing formal rules will lead to more medical innovation. Critics warned that the rules don’t provide enough protection for patients and could lead to an explosion of doctors promoting unproven, expensive treatments.

Perry had his own stem cells injected into his back.

The Food and Drug Administration hasn’t approved using adult stem cells to help people heal from surgery, but experimentation is common. Some scientists tout the possible benefits, including treatment for heart disease, diabetes and some cancers.

Texas OKs experimental stem cell therapy limits  | ajc.com.

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Reuters Health Report – dsgrano@gmail.com – Jan 23, 2012

In ALL ARTICLES on January 23, 2012 at 10:45 am
Korean research, a first step toward Dr. Smartphone?
“We have confirmed that (touch screens) are able to recognize DNA molecules with nearly 100 percent accuracy just as large, conventional medical equipment can and we believe equal results are possible for proteins,” Park told Reuters TV.“There are proteins known in the medical world like the ones used to diagnose liver cancer, and we would be able to see the liver condition of the patient…”
SEOUL (Reuters) – Tired of long waits at the hospital for medical tests? If Korean researchers have their way, your smartphone could one day eliminate that — and perhaps even tell you that you have cancer. | Full Article
U.S. consumers tell insurers to cover experimental drugs

January 23, 2012 09:42 AM ET

If stem cell treatments in the US are experimental, perhaps insurance will one day cover therm…but don’t hold your breath!

NEW YORK (Reuters) – When your health insurance provider denies an experimental treatment or a high-cost drug, how much are you willing to pay for the care you believe you need? | Full Article
Anxiety, other disorders more common in autism
January 23, 2012 02:13 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Autism tends to go hand in hand with a variety of other mental and behavioral conditions in kids, suggests a new study that highlights the fuzzy nature of autism diagnoses themselves. | Full Article
Man dies of bird flu in southwest China: report
January 23, 2012 09:23 AM ET
BEIJING (Reuters) – A man in southwest China died of bird flu on Sunday after three days of intensive care treatment in hospital, the official Xinhua news agency quoted the Ministry of Health as saying. | Full Article
Fitting fitness inside the cubicle
January 23, 2012 06:29 AM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Whether your office is in the business district or on the dining room table, sitting immobile for hours in front of a computer screen is at odds with the fit body. | Full Article

Reuters Health Report – dsgrano@gmail.com – Gmail.

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