DOH warns public against non-health facilities offering stem cell treatment

Jet Villa of InterAksyon.com reports: "The Department of Health (DOH)’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against undergoing stem cell therapy in non-health facilities."

Jet Villa of InterAksyon.com reports: "The Department of Health (DOH)’s Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned the public against undergoing stem cell therapy in non-health facilities."

 

The report noted: "The FDA issued the warning after it received complaints that stem cell therapies were being done in hotel rooms. It has also advised the public to consult only with duly-licensed medical practitioners who practice stem cell therapy in DOH-approved health establishments."

 

The report further stipulated:

"The following stem cell preparations require government approval, according to the FDA:

  • genetically altered human adult and umbilical cord stem cells
  • adipose or fat cells derived human stem cell,
  • human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products that are subjected to genetic manipulation
  • live animal embryonic, fetal, or adult stem cells in parenteral form for human administration."

 

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