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  1. StephenS
    StephenS May 23, 2013 at 11:51 am | | Reply

    I’m looking forward to checking out this new site! I’ve heard from researchers that the FDA has been less of a roadblock recently too (my words, not theirs). Great to see this issue evolving over time.

  2. Jennifer Ziegler
    Jennifer Ziegler May 25, 2013 at 10:35 am | | Reply

    Thank you for you important story Mike! I am a 48 yr old, CellTex, Multiple Sclerosis patient, that got cut off from being treated with my own adult stem cells, in Oct. 2012. I, along with at least 10 other patients, reached out to the FDA through phone calls and numerous emails for about 3 months trying to get help for the “No Option Patients” that would be heading to the funeral home, or the nursing home, without the chance to at least try, this life improving therapy. 233 patients were treated before me with no adverse side effects to report. There seemed to be no inter office communication at the FDA, as I was transferred from office to office having to repeat my story time and time again. It’s extremely hopeful to patients, that the FDA says they are going to be more patient friendly. It’s a horrible feeling being a sick patient and trying to reach out to a nameless, faceless, government agency to get help. You feel invisible! Everyone I personally spoke with at the FDA was very polite and seemed empathetic, but the answer time and time again, in asking for a, “Compassionate Plea” for “No Option Patients” was an emphatic NO! (many of the CellTex patients I am speaking about have since left the USA becoming medical tourists, to get treatment in other countries, like Panama, Mexico and Germany. I am happy to report that they are all doing AMAZING, and seeing quality of life improvements daily!)

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