Ethical Considerations

Ethical considerations in regenerative medicine involve balancing scientific progress with moral principles to ensure patient safety and autonomy. These considerations encompass issues such as informed consent, privacy, and equitable access to treatments.

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Can Young Blood Transfusions Make You Younger?

There’s been an experimental result that medical science has known about for a long time that has shaken up our basic understanding of biology. It’s called Heterochronic Parabiosis and it’s basically hooking an old animal up to a younger one. Several existing experiments suggested that this made the old animal younger, but new research questions…read more

VittiLabs, the Sopranos, and an FDA Warning Letter

I’ve blogged quite a bit on the crumbling amniotic and umbilical cord fake stem cell market. Despite peer-reviewed research demonstrating that these products clearly have no stem cells, throughout social media, we still see patients who are getting bombarded by influencers who claim they are loaded with young and vital stem cells. One of the…read more

Why Language from a New FDA Amniotic and Umbilical Cord Warning Letter Is a Big Deal

I’ve covered the stem cell wild west for years. One of the crazier things out was amniotic and umbilical cord tissue vendors claiming to sell “stem cell” products that don’t actually contain any live and functional stem cells. In addition, despite an FDA crackdown on these companies, there are still vendors selling this stuff with…read more

How Doing It Right Can Go Wrong… The DynaCord Story

You work for years to create a true drug product with consistent potency and purity. You work hard to get an FDA Masterfile and finally begin selling your product for lab use only. Then one day you see your product being sold for clinical use in patients and you gasp because you know that this…read more

What the Heck is a Collaborator? How NPs and PAs Play the Regen Med Game

As a physician who has been practicing medicine for 32 years, I’ve heard all of the medical terms. Some are in common use and some are pretty obtuse. However, I was just exposed to a brand new one that ties into yesterday’s story. That term is “Collaborator” and it’s a key part of the system…read more

The Dahlia Center and the Travelling “Stem Cell” Road Show

This is a phenomenon that I’ve been following for years, but I’ve been waiting to nail it down better before writing about it. I call it the traveling “stem cell” roadshow. Let me explain. Before I begin, I’m a physician expert in interventional orthobiologics. What I write below is my opinion based on my expertise…read more

The Amish, Fake Stem Cells, and a Nice Old Man?

If you read this blog you know that I get pinged with all sorts of stuff about the stem cell wild west. This story was so strange that I thought it needed to come to light. It’s about the Amish and a fake stem cell clinic that’s supervised by a very nice old man. So…read more

What Can a Huge Settlement Against A California Clinic Teach Us?

Can exaggerating your Clinical Outcomes get you in trouble? That’s what happened to a California “stem cell” clinic. So let’s review that today and what both patients and Providers can learn. What Just Happened? A clinic called “StemGenex” just paid a 3.65 million dollar settlement to the class action attorney who was suing them for…read more
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