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To All California Physicians: Watch out for Scammers Claiming to Be DEA Agents and Demanding $25k

To All California Physicians: Watch out for Scammers Claiming to Be DEA Agents and Demanding $25k

As if physicians didn’t have enough to worry about, apparently there is a scam being being run on California physicians. They are getting a call from someone claiming to be a DEA agent stating that the physician is under investigation. The caller requests a $25,000 bond, maybe to make the investigation go away. Here is what the Medical Board of California says about it: “Fake DEA Agents Extortion Scam The Medical Board of California (Board) has learned that scam artists…

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The US Stem Cell Judge Denies the Motions to Intervene by the SVF Owners Subject to….?

The US Stem Cell Judge Denies the Motions to Intervene by the SVF Owners Subject to….?

On July 31st, the US Stem Cell judge issued an “Omnibus Order” denying “without prejudice” all of the SVF’s Motions to Intervene in the case. Here is her order: orderdenyingintervention What is happening is confusing, even to an FDA litigator like me. But, for what it’s worth, here is my explanation of what’s going on and why we’re here, (whereever “here” is). First, I think that neither party specifically informed the judge that the company was banking SVF product for…

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No, you were not just subpoenaed by the California Medical Board

No, you were not just subpoenaed by the California Medical Board

I have previously written about the Medical Board’s attempt to trick, cajole, and intimidate families whose children have a vaccine medical exemption into agreeing to execute a consent/authorization to allow your child’s doctor to release medical records to the Board. Here is that post: https://rickjaffeesq.com/2019/07/16/so-you-just-received-a-certified-letter-from-the-cali-medical-board-asking-you-to-sign-a-release-for-your-childs-medical-records-what-are-your-options/ The bottom line is that you are not legally required to sign the release, and there is nothing the Board can do to you to force you to do so. Specifically, the Board cannot issue…

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Major Update on the Stoller Case: New Defendants Added and New Claims Made

Major Update on the Stoller Case: New Defendants Added and New Claims Made

Here is the update on the gogetfunding website: https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/?blogpre=6112639&single=39663 Here is a pdf of the amended complaint. (The beginning is mostly the same as the original) Amended Complaintfiled Rick Jaffe, Esq. rickjaffeesquire@gmail.com

Should you be worried if you banked your SVF/Stem Cells?

Should you be worried if you banked your SVF/Stem Cells?

The injunction entered by the Florida federal district court judge in the US Stem Cell case ordered the company to destroy all of the SVF product which it was storing for their patients and SVF banking customers. I did not think that was right, in large part because the owners of the stored product were not parties to that lawsuit. See my previous post: http://rickjaffeesq.com/2019/07/22/breaking-new-on-the-us-stem-cell-case-svf-destruction-order-stayed-and-svf-owners-intervene-in-the-suit/ here is the final injunction order: permanentinjunctionorder The basis of the judge’s destruction order was…

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Breaking New on the US Stem Cell Case: SVF Destruction Order Stayed and SVF Owners Intervene in the Suit

Breaking New on the US Stem Cell Case: SVF Destruction Order Stayed and SVF Owners Intervene in the Suit

Last week was busy in the US Stem Cell case and some much needed help arrived. First, to their credit, the defendants in the case moved to stay the SVF destruction order for the product it was banking for patients/customers. Although the judge was skeptical that these people had a prioprietary interest in their banked SVF product, she did grant the stay, on technical grounds, basically saying that she’ll continue the stay until the later of the expiration of the…

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Chaos, Unfairness and Illegality in the US Stem Cell Case

Chaos, Unfairness and Illegality in the US Stem Cell Case

I have been following and writing about the US Stem case (and the FDA’s parallel California case) since the company received its warning letter and throughout the litigation. Last month, the judge issued the final injunction order. Here it is: permanentinjunctionorder The order, among other things, mandates the destruction of all SVF product in the defendants’ possession, which destruction is to be supervised by the FDA. (page 9, paragraph 10) That caught me by surprise. I might have missed something…

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So, You Just Received a Certified Letter from the Cali. Medical Board Asking you to Sign a Release for your Child’s Medical Records. What are your Options?

So, You Just Received a Certified Letter from the Cali. Medical Board Asking you to Sign a Release for your Child’s Medical Records. What are your Options?

Social Media is abuzz with posts from parents who have received a certified letter from the Medical Board of California demanding that they sign an enclosed release which authorizes their child’s physician to release his/her medical records to the Board. What should you do? Actually, for a variety of reasons, I am not going to tell you what to do or give you legal advice of any kind. What I am going to do is lay out a decision tree…

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Can the Cali. Medical Board Obtain Your Child’s Medical Records Without Your Consent?

Can the Cali. Medical Board Obtain Your Child’s Medical Records Without Your Consent?

This is the question de jour in light of the Sacramento Bee’s recent article revealing that the Medical Board has sought the medical records of several vaccine exemption writing physicians in Northern California. The short answer is that it can if it has “good cause”. In practice, that means the Board has to present a clear and specific reason why the medical records are needed to determine if the physician violated the standard of care, or some other law which…

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