Lung Institute Applauds Texas Medical Freedom Act

Government officials in Texas have passed a bill that supports stem cell treatments, placing Texas at the forefront as the first state to explicitly provide legal validation to stem cell treatments for terminal illnesses. This new law falls under the category of the “Right to Try” initiative.

The Lung Institute, the largest stem cell treatment center in the U.S. for chronic lung diseases, applauds this legislation, particularly in light of the great success they’ve already seen at their Dallas clinic, which opened in April of 2016.

“We are very excited about the support that we’re seeing in Texas,” said Jack Coleman, M.D., medical director for the Lung Institute. “Stem cell technologies are reshaping how medicine is practiced in the U.S., yet our traditional way of introducing a medication, instrument or procedure has been found to be too slow, too expensive, too cumbersome and frequently, not applicable to the situation. We’re glad to see that lawmakers appear to be recognizing this as a significant threat to population health.”

In passing this bill, Texas lawmakers seem to support this sentiment. The original proposed bill states, among other things, that “patients who are battling a severe chronic disease that is debilitating or causes severe pain do not have the luxury of waiting until an investigational drug, biological product, or device receives final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration.”

The law not only provides patients and their primary care doctors with support in making informed decisions about treatment options for chronic debilitating conditions, but also lays the groundwork for regulations that ensure patient safety and treatment efficacy.

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