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Everything You Should Know about the FDA’s New Regenerative Medicine Policy Framework

Though the arena of regenerative medicine has existed since the first bone marrow transplant a few decades ago, new and exciting advances have made it possible to harness regenerative medicine in innovative and unprecedented ways. Unlike the majority of treatments out there that merely cover symptoms without addressing the root causes of health conditions, regenerative medicine treatments have the ability to rejuvenate, replace, and regenerate the body in a safe and natural way.

Stem cells and platelet-rich plasma in particular lead the way as transformative and cutting-edge regenerative therapies. Despite their potential for triggering deep, comprehensive, and long-lasting healing, the FDA has been hesitant to make regenerative medicine widely available to the general population. In November 2017, the FDA finally announced a comprehensive regenerative medicine policy framework to “spur innovation, efficient access to potentially transformative products, while ensuring safety and efficacy,” according to its press release.

As FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. explained, “We’re at the beginning of a paradigm change in medicine with the promise of… adult stem cells [generating] replacements for cells that are lost to injury or disease. This is no longer the stuff of science fiction.” As such, the FDA has created a framework in an effort to make science-based approaches more available while curbing the rise of cellular therapies from unscrupulous providers.  

This is good news for patients around the country who could benefit from regenerative medicine treatments. The FDA has acknowledged that stem cell therapies have the potential to truly heal diseases and injuries. Now, the FDA is making changes that will help make legitimate and promising regenerative medicine practices more immediately available to the people who need them most.

To benefit from regenerative medicine treatments such as stem cells and PRP, you don’t need to look far. MindBodySpirit Care in Tampa, Florida is proud to offer stem cell therapies and PRP treatments that are backed by science and clinically proven to deliver safe, natural results. Call (813) 935-2273 to make your first appointment with Dr. Shemesh and find out exactly how regenerative medicine can transform your life.