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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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    Gail . 50+

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    Feb 10 2013: No. The FDA shouldn't exist

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