The legal battle to get patients access to stem cell therapy in Texas is closer to reality, according to TWCNews.com latest news article.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed such legislation into law this week, and it means some patients will be heading into uncharted medical territory.
After Sept. 1, patients with terminal illnesses or severe chronic diseases will be allowed to access experimental stem cell treatments in Texas.
Currently, most patients who want stem cell therapy have to travel outside the United States to do it, and stem cell re-injections are only allowed here within a 24-hour window.
“This is going to protect patient health, and provide for the treatments to be done here locally at home,” said Mike Byrom, the Chief Science Officer at Austin stem cell bank BioEden.
Byrom said the new law will keep patients in the country, and will provide renewed hope for those with serious ailments.
Scott Wolf, CEO and Director of Research of Grace Century commented: ”The recognition of Stem Cells treating aliments, and acceptance in Texas is cracking the flood gates open. Get the Insurance companies on board and it lights out!“
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