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FDA's New Claim: "Your Body Is a Drug--and We Have the Authority to Regulate It!"

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:38 PM
I put this in Political madness, because this is a politically motivated move on the part of the FDA.

Here is the article: FDA's New Claim

Stem cells are drugs and therefore fall within their jurisdiction. (The clinic argues that stem cell therapy is the practice of medicine and is therefore not within the FDA's jurisdiction!) The clinic is engaging in interstate commerce and is therefore subject to FDA regulation because any part of the machine or procedure that originates outside Colorado becomes interstate commerce once it enters the state. Moreover, interstate commerce is substantially affected because individuals traveling to Colorado to have the Regenexx procedure would "depress the market for out-of-state drugs that are approved by FDA."


The Centeno-Schultz Clinic takes your blood, puts it into a centrifuge machine that separates the stem cells, and a doctor puts them back in your body where there is damaged tissue. The clinic has argued numerous times that stem cells aren't drugs because they are components of the patient's blood from his or her own body. The FDA says otherwise: "Stem cells, like other medical products that are intended to treat, cure, or prevent disease, generally require FDA approval before they can be marketed. At this time, there are no licensed stem cell treatments." There they go again, saying that components of your body are drugs and they have the authority to regulate them! It's the only way the agency can claim that adult stem cell therapy is within FDA's purview.

What are the ramifications of this if they win the court case? Are the ABC agencies of the government getting way out of line?
edit on 2/2/2012 by ThreeSistersofLoveandLigh because: added quote

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:44 PM
Already posted.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:50 PM
The FDA is does more harm than good. Simple as that!

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:51 PM
reply to post by buster2010

Thank you for that. I did a search and nothing came up. If it had, I wouldn't have made this thread.

posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 02:21 PM
reply to post by ThreeSistersofLoveandLigh

Already posted, same title and all. Check the Newest Flags section... and do a search

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