The Texas Legislature is considering 3 risky bills that would give free control to stem cell clinics to profit big period off of patients by selling unproven and unapproved “ stem cell treatments” that have little if any science behind them. I actually call one of these bills “ Right to Profit” for treatment centers, which if these became law could get millions from vulnerable patients and potentially block patient rights.
Some of these bills including HB 810 reportedly got a boost from emotional, teary-eyed testimony from Texas Representative Drew Springer (photo through Texas State Directory), who talked about his wife becoming paralyzed and how stem cells via these bills might help her. From the Dallas News :
“ Maybe my wife will stroll, ” said Springer, whose wife is Lydia immobilized from the waist down from a diving accident. The next costs on the calendar would affect experimental stem-cell treatments.
“ I’ ll be damned if we don’ t have a chance tonight that would open the doors in order to science, ” he said.
In huge numbers, Republicans flanked Springer at the front of the chamber. The GOP rebels relented, letting the stem-cell bill win sensitive approval. ”
I wish best wishes to Springer and his wife. Unfortunately, these bills possess little to do with actual stem cell science.
The bills aren’ t fully passed by the Tx House yet as they at least must get through another election and then even if they survive there, they have to get through the particular Texas Senate, but unfortunately this is a move forward for the expenses.