FDA’s New Claim: “Your Body Is a Drug—and We Have the Authority to Regulate It!”

January 31, 2012
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stem cellIn another outrageous power-grab, FDA says your own stem cells are drugs—and stem cell therapy is interstate commerce because it affects the bottom line of FDA-approved drugs in other states!

We wish this were a joke, but it’s the US Food and Drug Administration’s latest claim in its battle with a Colorado clinic over its Regenexx-C™ procedure, a non-surgical treatment for people suffering from moderate to severe joint or bone pain using adult stem cells.

The FDA asserts in a court document that it has the right to regulate the Centeno-Schultz Medical Clinic for two reasons:

  1. 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!)
  2. 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.”

We discussed the very ambiguous issue of interstate commerce last September—it’s an argument the FDA frequently uses when the basis for their claim is otherwise lacking. As we noted then, the FDA holds that an “interstate commerce” test must be applied to all steps in a product’s manufacture, packaging, and distribution. This means that if any ingredient or tool used in the procedure in question was purchased out of state, the FDA would in its view have jurisdiction, just as they would if the final product had traveled across state lines.

This time the FDA just nakedly says in court documents that the agency wants to protect the market for FDA-approved drugs. No more beating around the bush—their agenda is right out in the open! This appears to be a novel interpretation of the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C), as evidenced by the government’s failure to cite any judicial precedent for their argument.

The implication of the FDA’s interpretation of the law, if upheld by the court, would mean that all food, drugs, devices, and biologic or cosmetic products would be subject to FDA jurisdiction. The FDA is expanding its reach even to commerce within the state, which we argue is far beyond its jurisdiction, in order to protect drug company profits.

Last year we ran a two-part series on the current status of federal and state law—and FDA jurisdiction—and how it affects integrative treatments (part one and part two).

The Centeno-Schultz Medical Clinic takes your blood and bone marrow, puts it into a centrifuge machine that separates the stem cells, and cultures it to get more cells before a doctor puts them back in your body to repair damaged tissue. The FDA states that when the stem cells are cultured, they become FDA-regulated drugs. The clinic has argued numerous times that stem cells aren’t drugs because they are components of the patient’s bone marrow 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.

However, the agency seems to be of two minds. When ESPN magazine was doing a story on stem cell treatments, the FDA stated that US policy is to allow the injection of stem cells that are treated with “minimal manipulation,” which federal regulations define as “processing that does not alter the relevant biological characteristics of cells or tissues”—which is certainly the case with the Regenexx same-day procedure.

Despite this policy, FDA has been attacking the clinic for the past four years. They have tried injunctions and demanded inspections in their attempts to make the company bend; this court battle is merely the latest salvo.

The primary role of adult stem cells in a living organism is to maintain and repair the tissue in which they are found. The hard part has been to get enough of them. But new technology is giving doctors the ability to obtain more stem cells from a patient than previously thought possible, which is why we’re now seeing new treatments. Blood, fat, or tissue is withdrawn from the patient, stem cells are obtained using one of these new processes, and the cells are injected back into the patient where they can repair the patient’s tissue.

Gov. Rick Perry received this kind of stem cell therapy. We and others noted that the governor’s defense of freedom of healthcare choice when it came to his own treatment was starkly at odds with his directive to administer HPV vaccines to young girls against their own (and their parents’) wishes. It’s also at odds with his support for some of the most egregious witch-hunters on the Texas State Medical Board, which he appoints.

Behind Perry’s blatant inconsistency and the latest FDA attempted power grab lies the same problem: a medical system run by special interests under the leadership of the US government, the same government that is supposed to represent “we the people.”

Editors’ Note: An earlier version of this article reported that when blood and bone marrow were put into a centrifuge to separate the stem cells, the FDA considered the stem cells to be a drug and claimed authority to regulate them. The article has been updated to reflect that FDA only claims authority to regulate as drugs those stem cells which are cultured before being re-injected into the body.

139 Responses to “FDA’s New Claim: “Your Body Is a Drug—and We Have the Authority to Regulate It!””

  1. wruttle says:

    I wish i could say this is an american problem but it is spread around the world. govt is making the rules that support the 1% the only way to take back control of our own lives is to revolt. The govt doesn’t want an informed population. ever wonder why public schools are getting worse? IT’S SO THAT THE FUTURE POPULATIONS WON’T BE ABLE TO EDUCATE THEM SELVES ON WHAT THE GOVT IS DOING.

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  2. Judynz says:

    Get yourself into groups & take aspecst of the law to study.
    You cant sue Govts but you can sue Corporations.

    Each member of parliament is an individual Corporation, so they too can be sued. Corporations do everything via Contracts, everything they do is regarded as a contract.
    Thats why they make like a vote into power is their mandate to disregard public opinion,
    However even under their own laws, for a contract to exist, it demands that all parties have full understanding & knowledge. Just dont expect a member of the `BAR’ to have the courage help you or even admit this.

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  3. Corin says:

    This seems quite dysfunctional of the FDA…I can see where it might be dangerous for people to donate stem cells, but to keep people from using their own? That’s just silly. And of course, the FDA shouldn’t exist to protect it’s own interests, or “profits”…it should exist to keep people as safe and as healthy as possible…Whoever is running it is totally lost and has their head in the clouds…

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    • wruttle says:

      have a look into it. seems like somebody with pharmicutical ties is in charge of the FDA. This reeks of CODEX ALIMENTARIUS.

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  4. Inforcer_Resister says:

    Most people will read this and get paranoid. stop and smell the roses people.
    The article is not saying that your own stem cells are drugs or are to be regulated.

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  5. Dan Boeller says:

    Really, really bad reportage and most of the commenters here don’t get it either.

    Did the writer even bother to read the actual edict?

    All that is happening here is that the FDA is arguing, reasonably, that the processed preparation this company uses is subject to regulation if it’s going to be marketed for administration into human bodies with the intent to cure or treat disease. That is the FDA’s job. Also, if I recall correctly, the company’s plant failed an FDA inspection.

    They are not saying your own stem cells are drugs or are to be regulated.

    They are saying that drug-like preparations made from stem cells – things like insulin and other treatments, made from human or animal stem cells and administered to humans to treat disease – need to be regulated for efficacy and cleanliness and to make sure they actually work.

       6 likes

    • John Bryant says:

      Hello,
      Dan is correct and too many people are being misled on this issue. It hasn’t been reported properly and seems to be only one sided. The FDA is protecting US citizens everyday by their regulations and most people are unaware of the safety that needs to be adhered to when any products are intended to be given to the public. This is a SAFETY issue and needs to be recognized in that aspect.

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      • Ryan says:

        The FDA protects US citizens!? You naivety is unbelievable, and unfortunately, most likely shared by many Americans. The FDA is as corrupt as it gets. It can AND has been bought in the past. Just do some research about Donald Rumsfeld hand picking the FDA chairman (Hayes) in the 80s so that he would specifically get aspartame approved for soft drinks. Educate yourself before you stick up for a government agency that cares far more about money and power than safety,

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  6. paul says:

    Americans had their chance to vote the only candidate that shares our values – Dr. Ron Paul. But the sheep messed it up.

       18 likes

    • Larry Selnow says:

      The FDA is full of crap when it claims it has a right to regulate my body as for Ron Paul sorry I do not support him or his racist tinged views IF Mr Paul had his way the civil rights act would be repealed He has supported the KKK 7 people like them
      I can not in good consonance support a person like this

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    • Joe says:

      FOLLOW THE MONEY TRAIL PEOPLE…FOR GOD SAKES, WOW!

         1 likes

  7. Henwid says:

    I wonder why they haven’t gone after skin grafts.

       2 likes

  8. Slann says:

    As others have noted, these are the same tactics the FDA used when it tried FOR YEARS to steal the work of Dr. Stanislaw Burzynkski, trying to ruin him and put him out of business. They also tried to steal his patents! THEY FAILED! David Kessler (then head of the FDA) is a criminal!
    But we, as taxpayers, had to foot the bill, not to mention that irreparable harm caused to cancer patients who could have been helped, but were denied access by the FDA. It was criminal, just as this persecution is criminal.

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    • Sadly, Dr. Stan. Burzynski is being indicted for a FIFTH time in Texas. This man is a great scientist, a great humanitarian and an awesome human being! Totalitarianism is arising everywhere around us, the FDA is just another nasty monster that has turned on the people. The American medical monopoly has been at the forefront of fighting non-toxic healing methods., and because Dr. Burzinski is curing people, NON-TOXICALLY from “incurable” cancers, after all the other oncologists and researchers said buh-by, go home and get your things in order. I am inspired by his dedication.Elizabeth in Seattle

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    • ZT says:

      The only criminal is Burzynski, who gave quack treatments to patients and told them they’d work without any scientific evidence to support his claims.

         1 likes

  9. David R says:

    So tweezers made in California are used by a small office in New York for removing splinters (pain treatment) must therefor be given a Cease and Desist order because that’s “interstate commerce”? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!!!

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  10. Ricardo Santos says:

    The question is, what are we going to do?

    We are keeping taking more and more crap from government and we do not do anything (as a group, some individuals are fighting back) instead we attack and criticize and demonize those who are doing something.

    We deserve (again, as a group) what is happening to us, because of our cowardice to take the steps necessary to take our country back.

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  11. Genie Borrelli says:

    This is complete rubbish. Another power grab by the pharmaceutical industry and their FDA stooges. It’s so obvious that the FDA is, at least at the top levels, a completely corrupt organization and should be made accountable for the dishonest and dangerous decisions it has made that have resulted in damage to people and animals. A thorough “sweeping out” of the agency is at least is order.

       4 likes

    • Wild Bill says:

      That’s one of the creatures that Ron Paul would eliminate.
      If you believe the Pravda news media about anything important then you’re as blind as any bat.

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  12. wishbone says:

    my body is NOT, i repeat, NOT a drug and belongs to me, the FDA have NOOOOO rights to my body. we must remind them that we the people are NOT going to keep taking this “total control” crap.

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    • Sarah says:

      I totally agree we must all of us and there are over 305 million of us in America, must Just Say No
      its time people. Practice saying NO and then go out and tell those that want to destroy our rights that we do not Consent.!

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      • Wild Bill says:

        Sounds good, but unless we really do ALL do it as one body, we will simply end up in one of the “detention” camps that Ron Paul tried to tell everyone about when CNN suddenly had “technical troubles.”
        And as long as the communication technologies (TV, radio, newspapers) are controlled by the state propaganda machine the people will be scattered.

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  13. timothy price says:

    The FDA has become a terrorist organization.

       23 likes

  14. Michelle says:

    For a country that preaches freedom and democracy this is bordering on socialism. This government agency wants to control our stem cells because of money? Capitalism at it’s finest!

       10 likes

    • Dana says:

      that’s not capitalism. Capitalism requires a free market and access to products or services. This is cronyism mixed into a big fat disgusting dose of socialism!

         3 likes

    • SeanKD says:

      Actually, this is mercantilism turned on its ear. What we have here is government regulation of the economy stifling innovation and wealth creation rather than engendering them. It is tyrannical in that the government is laying claim to our persons in defiance of the natural law. We all know that our bodies are our own and that no one has any claim to them unless we consent.

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    • LT Shepherd says:

      This is not an example of free market capitalism. This is CRONY capitalism at it’s finest. Learn your enemy.

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  15. Nathan K. says:

    My bodey not a Drug, Neith do whant big drug compens stop taker bodey way I know how.

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  16. Adrian Tween says:

    I don’t care how many times the FDA says stem cells are drugs. They are not. Anyone who studied an ounce of Chemistry or Biology would understand that. They are my cells not the governments’. I will not stand like a pig for slaughter while they put bogus regulations. Enough.

       14 likes

  17. Green Spirituality says:

    They’re not even TRYING to hide the fact they’re screwing us over! Too much power.

       10 likes

  18. Chris says:

    The government is completely out of control. People better wake up.

       11 likes

  19. houhuiui says:

    just another reason why nothing at all in this government is genuine and certainly not legitimate

    but what do you expect when you have 200+ years of freemason (WHO ARE LOYAL TO ENGLAND AND THE VATICAN) puppet presidents, congressmen, judges, industrialists, lying TV, poison in our air food and water, military mass death

       19 likes

    • jim M says:

      I agree. FDA is insane. Has the department converted to meth addicts? Our body is our body. Next they are going to start taxing us based on our cell, ovary, and sperm count.

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      • jim M says:

        I think its time to cut the fat, terminate the directors, and hire executives who have spent their careers in private enterprise. Most of these FDA decision makers have never worked outside of the government sector. I have seen and worked with the FDA on a temporary emergency task force. The do not have a clue to think for themselves and micromanage everything!!!! I took over 2 divisions in less than 2 weeks on staff because I knew more than everyone with 20+ years on the job. Needless to say …. this created enemies.

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        • LT Shepherd says:

          You would be surprised how many of them HAVE worked in the private sector. That’s part of the problem, they’re getting a government paycheck but still working for the private sector. Not working for the tax payer.

          Corporate lobbying should be illegal. Stop this practice and you WILL see a difference.

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  20. As a survivor of aneurysms and cancer with 12 years of education and 20 years in health food stores, I really believe in supplemnts and their strrength and the RIFE machine, red raspberry seed extract on the internet, PAWPAW available in HF stores or internet……..have no cancer and just a bit of damage to the brain after 7 operations. Had 5 cancer operations too. I GO ON…..thank you God as your emissary. No one but HE will control the decisions that are necessary for my life!

       9 likes

    • wruttle says:

      unfortionatly with Codex all suppliments/vitamins will be made pretty much useless so that only the pharmicutical companies products will work. As well any medical herbs will become outlawed. so if you use the herbs in your garden as home remidies, you are in posession of DRUGS.

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  21. Glenn Ross says:

    Again Mr. Obama has made another poor choice of managers.

    The FDA needs to be thoroughly examined, replace current management for being incompent, give the new management proper funding to allow the job of overseeing can be accomplished without excuses. That is what private industry does.

    No more excuses this agency has been improperly managed and does not have enough resources to do it’s appointed job. And it needs a TECHNICALLY QUAILFIED individual with a good strong back to stand up and run this agency with some real direction. Not just a reactionary response. This just plain common sense. It does not take a PHD to see how poorly funded and mismanaged the FDA. I here dumb things about them almost everyday!

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    • Wild Bill says:

      They are only “poor choices” if you don’t recognize what Barry’s actual objective is.

      His goal is to turn this country into a third world Socialist/Communist Peoples’ Paradise with himself as Supreme Commander. Notice how he does as he pleases…Congress be damned.

      Does anyone remember his statement back in 2007/2008 that the US Constitution was
      “a flawed document”?

      He is the point man on establishing a world caliphate wherein “white, anglosaxon, protestants” will be all but extinct.
      And that’s not racism on my part, Larry, it’s simply the truth as demonstrated by Barry’s actions.

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  22. Kathy Washington says:

    Once again our society is showing a lack of good old common sense! It shows that if a buck can’t be made off of something then somethings wrong with it or that it needs to be contained! What’s wrong with this picture!!!! If Gov. Perry has this treatment, and it works! Then wants to so-call regulate it for other people!! Smells really fishy to me!! Wake up people!!! Speak out!! Don’t stand for it!!

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  23. Cliff says:

    If the FDA want control of all drugs they will be arrested. LOL

       1 likes

  24. William P says:

    America is certainly spewing out the weirdest wacko crackpots the world has ever seen! I’d be totally ashamed to be American with this outrageous conduct. How can you people let this kind of stuff happen???

       6 likes

    • Kelli says:

      Funny…we regular Americans are victims just like the rest of the world. The power elite and the corporations they control are NOT just Americans. They are psycho lunatics of many nationalities.

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  25. MGP says:

    If you read the case that’s linked in this article (http://www.hpm.com/pdf/blog/GovernmentSupportforSummaryJudgmentMotion.pdf), the claims made here are a gross misrepresentation. They are NOT stem cells taken from blood – they are extracted from the bone marrow. They undergo FAR more processing than a simple centrifuge spin before they are mixed with another chemical prior to being injected back into the patient. The only reference to drug companies is an aside that they are required to comply with safety regulations, which are not followed by the practitioners at the clinic.

    Delineating all the inaccuracies would take me longer than it would take anyone that’s interested to read the case and find out what it actually says.

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    • Happy says:

      Mole. The FDA and all Federal Government agencies that keep meddling in state business need to be banned! The FDA works for Big Pharma… PERIOD!!!

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  26. walt says:

    Name one government affiliated organization (Including the Government) with any power which has never become corrupt and completely ridiculous- even obsolete sooner or later.

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  27. Joe Blow says:

    The FDA is a big peice of Crap and I say; that Crap should be flushed down the toilet.

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  28. Timothy E Hook says:

    ANOTHER example of Outrageous breech of Public trust by the FDA!… how much more of a twisted statement is needed in order for you as a representative FINALLY come to terms with the fact that your responsibilty is to SERVE your constituents, not empower an FDA buracracy?..A buracracy that consistantly shows US it’s main concern is enriching big pharma at the EXPENSE of Human Health??

    We the People DESERVE representation, not enablers of lies, govt power grabs and corporate profits at OUR Expense.

    If we actually had a working free press and our elections werent being stolen with the insecure and easily manipulated black box computers…This country wouldnt be the Big Lie that is it.

    What are YOU doing about it?

    Sincerely
    Sickened by the US Congress.

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  29. Stupidest thing I ever read. The FDA wont be happy until they control every process of our lives. And as far as Rick Pery is concerned it is one of those Its ok for me but everyone else needs to follw other rules.

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  30. Pati Gant says:

    This reinforces my desire to stay in Washington State.

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  31. Christine Rapoza says:

    FDA is too pro corporations and not doing it’s original purpose and protecting citizens from corporations.

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  32. Terry Richmond says:

    The U.S. A. is a corporation run for the benefit of the shareholders. The average american is little more than an indentured servant; not a share holder in the corporation. When we wake up to our legal status, we will then be able to begin the arduous spiritual, mental, and physical tasks that will lead to our freedom from a corrupt and tyrannical legal and just-us system. Keep up the good work that you are doing!

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    • rise revolt says:

      There’s gotta be a war before peace so our childrens childrens children arent going to live in a hell we are letting happen. Look at the mass idiots truly clueless that think their shoes and phones are the important things in life. Look at how content people are because of fear. I think a hundred years from now kids will look back on this time as dark and strange and with hate if we don’t stop this mecha consumer lifestyle. Quit watching your tv for a couple months and see how it is controlling our society minds. Then go back and watch it and see the dumbing down of america and now im all pissed off and you should be too!

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      • wruttle says:

        excellent point. I wonder if anyone noticed how movies were slowly released in increments, better sound or video or extra scenes, to make as much money as possible. and now how often is apple releasing diff versions of the same damn product? it’s all to fuel the capatilism machine. We are no longer a nation of free thinking people. WE ARE NOW CONSUMERS. our childern are being raised to be good little consumers too.

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  33. Creative writing and leaps of logical boundaries are FDA staples. By their logic, and the political correctness now rampant, the Earth is a living creature, and therefore anything taken from the Earth is a drug, much as stem cells taken from your body are deemed drugs. The FDA could end up ruling the entire planet! Foods are drugs! Herbs are drugs! Minerals are drugs! Water is a drug! Death to the FDA and their Big Pharma masters! God help us to live free or die trying!

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    • rise revolt says:

      I’m not

      a member of any of the three big religions but amen brother. I hope I see wrongs made right in my life time but it’ll be at a cost.

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  34. James George says:

    A MUST Watch Documentary is Burzinski Cancer is Big Business, The FDA is nothing but a Mob Boss Organization working for Big Money Interests.

    ABSOLUTELY leave our country for Any expensive medical procedure that you can. Put this guys out of business. Take care of your health, eat good Organic fool, no GMO’s, exercise and take care of your own health, health does not come in a pill, it comes in what you breath and what you eat. Please people do your part to bring this corruption to an end.

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    • Jenna Richards says:

      You said it perfectly, and we individuals have a responsiblity on our part to do the right thing by our health.

      I mean, it’s hard even for me: I love coffee and chocolate and fast food – just am dosing it better.
      Plus I CERTAINLY try to avoid doctors and drugs and do alternative whenever I can.

      The new generation asthma meds actually make me feel WORSE (a common complaint now). Just researching the net, I am able to control it now with lacto-fermented veggies and raw milk cheeses.
      It’s the enzymes!

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  35. Genie Danley says:

    My body, my decision,I am an American, that means I am free to choose. Don’t take my choices away.Then you take my freedom away

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  36. William Flax says:

    It is very obvious that the authority of the FDA to harass free citizens needs to be curtailed. The Federal Government really was never supposed to have a role in American Health Care, as the Police Power was reserved to the States in the Federal Constitution, and the Police Power is that which deals with the Health, Safety & Morals of a population.

    This is not to say that a role in measuring drugs would not be legitimate, under the “weights & measures’ clause, but using the Interstate Commerce clause to restrict personal freedom in this manner is totally antithetical to what the Founders intended. (See Constitutional Overview.)

    While posting, it should also be pointed out how much Federal meddling in American medical care has already raised health care costs in America. When you intrude a distant bureaucracy into local decision making, you muck up the process, even as you sq

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  37. Alan Martin says:

    The FDA is of course way out of line. My body belongs to me…and I will take care of it as I see fit. I have not and will not follow FDA guidelines…It is a money scam.

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  38. Jean Ludwig says:

    A body part is not a drug by any definition. How is it possible that they can get away with this? Sadly, what de FDA (totally out of control – a law unto their own) says also affects people in other parts of the world. When will someone put a stop to this tyrany. I prefer not to live under a dictator’s rule.

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    • Ogre says:

      you would think a bright lawyer could construe a title 42, section 1983 of the Federal Code to apply to anyone attempting violate a persons civil rights. Interfering with someone’s bodys parts (blood in this case) is already a violation. Since they already have taken action under color of authority they should be open for it. When they realize that govt. lawyers cant defend them and they must pay for their own might make a change in attitude.

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  39. Ruth says:

    Ugh, Choke, gasp; :( @@

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  40. Alan8 says:

    The unprecedented corruption of the FDA is yet another sign of our nation’s slide into fascism.

    This is unaccountable power used in service of the 1% who OWN the pharmaceutical corporations that would lose profits to a treatment like this.

    These abuses of power occur under “Democratic” administrations as well as Republican administrations; both these parties are owned by the 1% who fund them through their corporations.

    The Green Party is the progressive alternative. The Green Party doesn’t accept corporate money and represents the 99%.

    5% of the vote will get the Green Party matching Federal funds.

    Your Green vote sends a message to the corporate parties that their corruption and destruction of OUR freedoms will cost them votes.

    And this message is sent even if the Green you vote for loses.

    VOTE GREEN!

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  41. steamdwarf says:

    In case anyone missed the memo this is an election year. I hope this group, or another, will provide a short list of Congress and Senate members who are most supportive of this type of FDA power grab and expansion so we can discuss with each of our local circles of grass roots, family and friends, to defeat them. It’s tilting at windmills to take on each one of these individually, they will beat us down by shear numbers, we HAVE to start at the source, Congress and Senate.

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  42. joseph lucenti says:

    This is insane. If this is allowed then were saying there’s no lines to be drawn and we no longer have control over even our own bodies, basically. This is completely outlandish and one hundred percent unacceptable.

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  43. Bob Wallick says:

    It breaks my heart and boggles my mind that the public servants at the FDA feel their mission is to protect corporate interests while preventing the free exploration of the potential of our own human bodies. It is time to obliterate and reorganize the FDA that brings the focus down to the examination and regulation of synthetic substances and creating a system that limits the serious damage some of these substances have inflicted in the past.

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    • Jenna Richards says:

      How does anybody in that organization sleep at night?

      Awful to think that people who go into public service for humanitarian reasons are eventually confronted with this sort of perversion of the system – frightening and sad.

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  44. paula Harrington says:

    my sten cells are mine, they are inside me They donot belong to the FDA nor any one else but me. if I chose to have some extracted and the re-inserted, thay are still mine. Live your hands off from me. Talk about abuse or inappropriate touching; leave your hands off of me.

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  45. Mary Losh says:

    My choice is natural foods which according to historical review, “Let your medicine be your food and your food be your medicine”.
    If this is my choice for my health, then no government should be able to take away that right. It should not be illegal nor more expensive to choose this root.
    It should be criminal for the drug companies to be able to make “Poisons” and market them as medicine for ill people. There is vast documentation that they kill people. Whereas you will be hard pressed to find documentation verifying death by the natural foods and plants.

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    • Jenna Richards says:

      I just found out about a healing diet that exemplifies Let Food Be Thy Medicine.

      It’s called Ream’s Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI).

      Look it up – it’s amazing! There are Yahoo groups for it, too.

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    • wruttle says:

      the WHO (wold health orginization) wants to make sure any animal that you will eat must have innoculations for disease. the vegetables we eat are all in control of MONSANTO, which is the most evil corporation that ever was, in my opinion. HOW CAN YOU PATENT LIFE????

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  46. This is insane!

    What can we do about it?

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  47. Nanc says:

    Where does the FDA get off saying that our bodies are a drug and they are to be in control of it I think that we need to get rid of the FDA.

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  48. Julie Johnson says:

    What this action by the “owned” FDA shouts to me is that this stem cell therapy truly works and will be taking money away from Big Pharma concerning their peddled poisons. The FDA has pulled this same type of crap against Dr. Guestbook and his cancer cures! Hell hath no fury like that of the multitudes who have finally had enough of being lied to!

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  49. Grace Adams says:

    This is it,. Now that the FDA admits publicly that its whole mission is to protect the oligopoly of the patent drug industry, it is high time to abolish the FDA altogether.

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  50. Lou Ann Giunta says:

    Enough power-grabbing by the misguided FDA. Whether it’s OUR own stem cells, donated stem celss which would have been otherwise discarded, or organic supplements, keep them OUT OF A PERSON’S business. Stop allowing these handouts to big pharma. Please, see it for what it is and get on with the business of helping Americans; not harming them.

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