Health care products
Regenerative medicine is a broad field that develops methods to regrow, repair, or replace damaged or diseased cells and tissues. Stem cell products, gene therapies, and other regenerative techniques have the potential to one day cure major diseases and heal traumatic injuries, but to date, only a few have been approved as safe and effective by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Unfortunately, this has not stopped hundreds of U.S. businesses from selling unproven—and, in many cases, harmful—treatments for a wide range of health problems.
Pew is working to ensure that FDA protects public health and safely fosters the growth of this emerging field by implementing and enforcing the agency’s regulations for regenerative medicine.
Issue Brief June 1, 2021