FDA hearing on stem cell therapy set on Friday, Aug. 23

Posted: August 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

By: Jet Villa, InterAksyon.com August 18, 2013 5:02 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will conduct on Friday, August 23, a public hearing on the regulation of stem cell therapy in the country.

The FDA said the public hearing is scheduled from 3 p.m. to 5 p,m, at the Audio-Visual Room, 3rd floor, Annex Building, FDA office on Civil Drive in Alabang Muntinlupa.

The purpose of the hearing is to discuss the regulation of stem cell therapy, the stem cell products, and the health facilities that are offering the service in the court, it said.

The FDA also established an online reporting system to document adverse events linked to human cells, tissues, and cellular- and tissue-based products such stem cell therapies acquired in any facility.

The agency said those who experienced any untoward event or side effect or treatment failures after undergoing stem cell procedures can report through FDA website at http://www.fda.gov.ph under eReport and Adverse Drug Reaction, Report section.

E-mails may also be sent toreport@fda.gov.ph.

All consumers are assuredthat all information given will be treated with utmost confidentiality.Contact details are needed in case of a need for follow-up and validation.However, anonymous reports will still be accepted, the FDA added.

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