Listen: FDA wins case against stem cell clinic that blinded women
"All around the US. There are clinics that claim to be able to cure your ailments by using stem cells made from your own fat. But for. For one Florida-based company, their stem cell treatments have actually blinded at least four people. Now, the FDA has won a legal fight to regulate these kinds of treatments, national health reporter, William one is following it all for the Washington Post, and he spoke with komo's Tom hutler. So what is this company? What was the company, US stem cell doing what, what were they promising patients for years now? They've been doing this procedure where they basically liposuction. They suck the fat out of your belly. The spend it in a centrifuge to isolate a certain type of cells in there. And then the reinject in whatever part had kind of ailing you have kind of achey, join, if you have everything from like Parkinson's disease and your brain to people who are losing kind of slowly, losing sight to macular degeneration of so they would inject back the cells into and they said, you know, this treatment has helped people walk again has helped people recover from longstanding injuries, but it has also led to further injury. Of four women who got this injecting. There is the Las hall site went blind. Wow. So there have been four cases of blindness here. So what has the judge ruled and what does that mean for this company? So the judge just yesterday. He confirmed FDA has authority to regulate this procedure, though, is under dispute because there's hundreds of these clinics around the country doing procedure. So that's significant. And then she also ruled that DA is entitled to an court order, that basically tells the company becoming you have to halt"