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Do you have ED? (not the guy thing, but rather endocannabinoid deficiency)

Do you have ED? (not the guy thing, but rather endocannabinoid deficiency)

The absolute best part of my job is that I get to work on really interesting medico legal issues, interact with very smart experts who know their stuff. In July, I tried a California medical board case for a doctor who recommended medical marijuana to five-year-old who was having severe mood disorder problems at home and school. The doc saw the patient back in 2012, before the CBD oil explosion, and it was also back when the closest diagnosis for…

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The grass is still growing ever so slowly in the FDA’s injunction cases against U.S. and California Stem Cell Clinics

The grass is still growing ever so slowly in the FDA’s injunction cases against U.S. and California Stem Cell Clinics

Since my last update about these cases in early August, not much has happened, which is to be expected in federal civil litigation. Nonetheless, here is an update. Let’s start with what hasn’t happened 1. There has been no announced agreement in either case that the defendants have stopped treating patients with their SVF, stem cell therapy which the FDA claims are unapproved new drugs, adulterated and misbranded, pending the final decision by the judges in these injunction actions. 2…

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Should Cali. Bioidentical Hormone Docs be Worried About Prudence Hall’s Medical Board Sanction?

Should Cali. Bioidentical Hormone Docs be Worried About Prudence Hall’s Medical Board Sanction?

Fairly Short Answer: Maybe, but for sure, it should cause BHRT docs to learn from the case and re-examine their protocols and systems in treating, following-up and referring-out patients for diagnostics. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a huge business now. It was invented by Jonathan Wright back in the late 1970’s, but it only took off after Suzanne Somers wrote her trilogy of books about it around twenty years ago. Since that time, Ms. Somers has become the poster…

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Cali. Medical Board has a new tactic to expand investigations against Vaccine Exemption-Writing Docs

Cali. Medical Board has a new tactic to expand investigations against Vaccine Exemption-Writing Docs

It’s been two years since California rescinded the personal belief vaccine exemption, so since the fall of 2016, vaccine-concerned (VC) parents of school aged kids have needed to find a physician to write vaccine medical exemptions for their children. Right after the new law went into effect, the California Medical board filed charges against one of the most prominent VC docs, Bob Sears, for writing a court-case related letter excusing a child for all future vaccination based on the mother’s…

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Ohio Takes Action against the CBD Industry

Ohio Takes Action against the CBD Industry

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has just passed a regulation that CBD products can only be sold in state licensed dispensaries. Here is the new regulation. https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4793384/Clarification-on-CBD-Oil.pdf Although around 50 licenses have been issued, currently there are no dispensaries in operation and it is estimated that it will take many months before the dispensaries pass the necessary inspections to operate. So what happens until the dispensaries open? Here’s what the board says: “Until dispensaries are operational, no one, including board…

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King Canute and why the FDA will never stop the private stem cell clinics

King Canute and why the FDA will never stop the private stem cell clinics

The FDA will never stop the private stem cell clinics and King Canute tells us why

Some perspective on private stem cell clinics and the FDA’s response

Some perspective on private stem cell clinics and the FDA’s response

the FDA has bigger fish to fry than making a massive move against the for profit stem cell clinics

Some things in the private stem cell clinic debate are complicated, but some aren’t

Some things in the private stem cell clinic debate are complicated, but some aren’t

I am a believer and advocate that patients should have the freedom to use their own processed and expanded stem cells. That should mean that I support US Stem Cell Clinic’s fight against the FDA’s injunction action. But I don’t. I just can’t get past the fact that this Florida stem cell operation allowed a nurse practitioner to inject stem cells into several patients’ eyeballs which resulted in total or partial blindness. A nurse practitioner! Legal though it may have…

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Update on the FDA’s Stem Cell Injunction Cases

Update on the FDA’s Stem Cell Injunction Cases

Watching a federal civil case progress is usually about as interesting as watching grass grow, except that grass grows faster. It’s been around three months since the FDA filed permanent injunction actions against the country’s two most notorious stem cell clinics/networks, California Stem Cell Treatment Center/Cell Surgical Network and US Stem Cell Clinic and network. The most interesting thing about the cases so far is what hasn’t happened. The FDA has not filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in…

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It’s Surprisingly Quiet on the California Vaccine Front

It’s Surprisingly Quiet on the California Vaccine Front

It has now been two years since California rescinded the PBE (Personal Belief Exemption) for vaccinating school kids (SB 277). Let’s take a quick look back and see what can be learned from what has and hasn’t happened. 1. The Legal Challenges to the law were a complete bust From the get-go, I was extremely critical of the lawsuits challenging the law. (See my earliest posts in the SB 277 section of this web site). The bottom line was/is that…

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