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Should the FDA be shutting down the facilities that are doing adult stem cell research?

Picture yourself in the shoes of a person that is suffering from MS, you have tried everything and you are now in a wheel chair and your condition is getting worse, the only thing you haven't tried is Adult stem cell treatment, but you can't in the US because the FDA has shut down and banned the labs that were conducting this research. You would have to go over seas to get this treatment. As an american citizen wouldn't you want all options of treatment available to you? Is it fair to make people suffering now wait decades, and perhaps not make it, for something that could save their life now?

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    Feb 10 2013: The FDA regulates the research and people just can't go around doing weird treatments or charging people money for experimental procedures.

    http://stemcells.nih.gov/info/pages/faqs.aspx#scientist

    http://www.fda.gov/aboutfda/transparency/basics/ucm194655.htm

    Sorry but I don't want any greedy company doing unregulated research.
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    Feb 12 2013: You do realise that a bone marrow transplant is actually a stem cell transplant. They've been done successfully for over 40 years now.
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    Feb 11 2013: I fear this will be yet another area of medicine where the US lags ten years behind the rest of the world.
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    Gail . 50+

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    Feb 10 2013: No. The FDA shouldn't exist
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    Feb 11 2013: As a previous Molecular Biology student I was somewhat intrigued by what the 'adult stem cell research' actually was so I looked into it.
    The research is a little sketchy and the logic of how the treatment is supposed to work is dubious, at least in its present state.
    Its important that the FDA is involved (This is ultimately medicine, afterall) and if the research can face peer-review then the FDA will allow it, although I get the suspicion that it wouldn't be able to pass any time soon.

    (The FDA wont actually stop research by the way, merely the sales of an unregulated item. Any reputable research centre would know and expect that outcome, which sort of adds further questioning to the credibility, in my opinion.).
  • Feb 11 2013: Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Reading the comments - it will take a good while to know. The FDA did once save us from having a number of kids with flippers not arms.
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    Feb 10 2013: no last time I check we lived in separation of church and state. Oh that's just an idea, and not really true on any level of government anymore but taxation.

    Then the churchs should be taxed. I wonder how our nation debt would look if we taxed the churches.