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Is Anything Happening With California Schools Revoking Medical Exemptions from Disciplined Physicians? Yes, and it’s Hail Mary Time! (Updated with New Information

Is Anything Happening With California Schools Revoking Medical Exemptions from Disciplined Physicians? Yes, and it’s Hail Mary Time! (Updated with New Information

I have been asked about that. For what it’s worth, I have been receiving reports from parents that they are receiving letters from schools indicating that their child’s medical exemption is being revoked as of the coming school year based on the fact that the ME was written by a physician who has been disciplined by the Medical Board. I guess that the overwhelming majority of ME’s issued under SB 277 were issued by physicians who have already been disciplined…

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The United States vs Your Own Stem Cells: Trial days Three and Four

The United States vs Your Own Stem Cells: Trial days Three and Four

The FDA’s case against the California Stem Cell network went forward last Thursday and Friday for the third and fourth days. Yesterday, Monday was an off day. The trial resumes today at 8:30 PDT. Very briefly, (I hope because I have a lot on my plate today) here are my main observations: 1. The judge has already made up his mind about the case. In a sense that is an obvious implication of his decision denying the government summary judgment….

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My Crossover Moment Between Stem Cells and the Vaccine Issue, some basic facts about VAERS and maybe an interesting strategic suggestion (so please read this to the end)

My Crossover Moment Between Stem Cells and the Vaccine Issue, some basic facts about VAERS and maybe an interesting strategic suggestion (so please read this to the end)

Although many, many of my posts lately have been about the vaccine issue, I view myself as a health care attorney who focuses on novel and unconventional treatments and technologies. The legal contexts may be different, i.e., medical board work, civil litigation, or federal criminal cases (FDA and health care insurance issues) but the overarching commonality is constant, unconventional health care and ensuring the broadest possible access to it. In my FDA-related work, that basically pits me against the government…

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Some Quick Takes on the Second Day of the California Stem Cell Treatment Trial

Some Quick Takes on the Second Day of the California Stem Cell Treatment Trial

While working yesterday, I had the zoom California stem cell trial playing sort of as background music. Here are some of my quick takeaways. 1. My strongest impression was of the Judge. As a lawyer who does trial work, he was wonderful to watch. He is very, very sharp, but he’s also very laconic. Lawyers object. He thinks about it for a second, then gives a short response, usually 1 word. I think he was on the money every time….

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Where are we Really on the on the Adipose/Fat Stem Cell and other private Stem Cell Business

Where are we Really on the on the Adipose/Fat Stem Cell and other private Stem Cell Business

There have been recent reports about the FDA’s impending forced closure of the autologous adipose stem cell business because the three-year grace period (to come into compliance with the FDA’s view of the law) is expiring soon. (The three-year grace period was extended for six months because of the pandemic.) The big dog has dutifully reported the FDA’s pronouncement about the end of the adipose and other non-FDA compliant business model and he is (as he has often done in…

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Pfizer Announces that it will Seek Full FDA Approval By the End of the Month, So guess what’s coming?

Pfizer Announces that it will Seek Full FDA Approval By the End of the Month, So guess what’s coming?

It is being reported that Pfizer will seek full FDA approval (a biological license) for its COVID vaccine by the end of the month. That’s surprising in terms of timing because it’s still only what, about one year since the first human subject received the shots. That is going to drive anyone with vaccine concerns nuts. But this isn’t a normal clinical trial process, far from it. I don’t know the actual numbers of people in the US who have…

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In a Surprise to None, the California University Systems Take the First Step to Mandating the EUA/Investigational COVID Vaccine

In a Surprise to None, the California University Systems Take the First Step to Mandating the EUA/Investigational COVID Vaccine

It is being reported in the media today, April 22, 2021, that California’s state university systems are going to mandate the COVID vaccine. Here is one such article. https://www.wboy.com/news/national/californias-public-universities-to-require-covid-19-vaccine/ The UC system is circulating a draft policy statement to seek input from the community (don’t count on your voice being heard if you are against it). Here is the draft policy statement. review-draft-sars-cov-2-vaccination-program-participation-policy-04212021(1) Me and everyone else with a pulse and an interest in the vaccine issue have known this…

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What is the Required Catch-up Vaccine Schedule for the Kids with Revoked Medical Exemptions?

What is the Required Catch-up Vaccine Schedule for the Kids with Revoked Medical Exemptions?

I have been asked this very important question about those families who have no choice but to have their children vaccinated due to the revocation of their child’s medical exemptions due to the disciplinary action of their medical exemption writing physician. The CDC’s ACIP publishes a catch-up schedule, but California has a more specific conditional admittance schedule which is the binding legal authority for admittance into school based on vaccination. Because I am a lawyer, I’ll start with the relevant…

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MEMO to the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers: There’s no such thing as a “religious exemption” to the mask requirement, and good luck with a pretextual “religious accommodation”

MEMO to the Los Angeles Unified School District teachers: There’s no such thing as a “religious exemption” to the mask requirement, and good luck with a pretextual “religious accommodation”

Apparently tomorrow, the Los Angeles Unified School district is requiring all teachers to wear masks all day in school and is also requiring weekly COVID testing with the PCR test. I know this because I’ve been getting emails and calls to my cell today from teachers wanting to obtain/assert a “religious exemption” to the mask requirement. First, I have a few choice words for the person who posted my cell phone number and said it was a good idea to…

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Some perspective on the CDPH’s Upcoming Revocation of Medical Exemptions written by Disciplined Physicians (and some other stuff at the end)

Some perspective on the CDPH’s Upcoming Revocation of Medical Exemptions written by Disciplined Physicians (and some other stuff at the end)

My post yesterday which shared the CDPH communication to the California schools revoking all medical exemptions written by physicians who have been disciplined by the medical board has sparked outrage, confusion, and questions. I think it might be helpful (though regrettably not satisfying) to give you some perspective as someone who has been litigating these issues for the last few years. I think some of the facts you might not know or might have forgotten. 1. You have been living…

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