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Five Things the FTC won’t like about Private Stem Cell Clinic Advertising and What it Can do About it

Five Things the FTC won’t like about Private Stem Cell Clinic Advertising and What it Can do About it

Why the FTC won’t like the private stem cell clinics advertising

Brief Memo on Advertising to Private Stem Cell Clinics (Especially the “Affiliates” of the two Defendant Organizations)

Brief Memo on Advertising to Private Stem Cell Clinics (Especially the “Affiliates” of the two Defendant Organizations)

Now would be a good time for private stem cell clinics to change their web site advertising

Some Perspective on the California Medical Board’s “task force” on Stem Cell Clinics

Some Perspective on the California Medical Board’s “task force” on Stem Cell Clinics

A few days ago, the big dog blogged that a San Diego TV station was reporting that the Medical Board of California (MBC) has announced its intention to form a task force to “investigate” private stem cell clinics, presumably following the Federation of State Medical Board’s (Federation) report on the subject. Here is the post: https://ipscell.com/2018/11/medical-board-of-california-task-force-to-investigate-stem-cell-clinics/ The intended or unintended implication is that all these clinics are about to be shut down by the MBC. But let’s take a breath….

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Private stem cell clinics should start worrying about some new regulatory players

Private stem cell clinics should start worrying about some new regulatory players

Up until very recently, the FDA has basically been the sole regulatory threat to the private/for-profit stem cell clinics, via published guidance documents, site inspections, warning letters and the recent federal civil injunction cases against the two biggest stem cell operations. See my posts about the status of these cases at: http://rickjaffeesq.com/2018/09/26/update-on-fda-injunction-cases/ As an aside It’s no coincidence that the defendants in both of these injunction cases have many dozens of so-called “affiliate” stem cell clinics throughout the country. Both…

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Cali. Medical Board is Closing in on Vaccine Exemption Writing Physicians

Cali. Medical Board is Closing in on Vaccine Exemption Writing Physicians

Several vaccine writing California physicians are now under investigation by the California Medical Board. By that I mean that the Board has issued subpoenas to obtain the medical and/or school vaccination records of kids who obtained vaccine exemptions from these physicians. In some cases, the Board investigation is a result of a complaint filed by a parent (usually in a divorce situation where one parent is pro and the other is antivax/vaccine concerned) or by an HMO which acts as…

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MD/DC Clinics and “Fraudulent Incorporation”

MD/DC Clinics and “Fraudulent Incorporation”

It’s been some time since I’ve lasted written about MD/DC clinics and how they can turn into fraudulent operations. Here are two of my last couple of articles from Dynamic Chiropractic. https://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=46387 https://www.dynamicchiropractic.com/mpacms/dc/article.php?id=46096 In the last few years, there has been an uptick in federal criminal prosecutions and insurance company lawsuits against medical clinics alleged to be controlled by someone other than the MD clinic owner. So it seems like time for an update by me. Having been involved in…

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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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