FDA Warning Wire: Stem Cell Study, Bad OTC Promos

By Jeff Overley (March 28, 2017, 7:37 PM EDT) -- A prominent physician at Northwestern University failed to promptly report deaths in a stem cell study, a seller of popular over-the-counter treatments made dubious health claims, and a manufacturer of contact lens solution sold leaking and unreliable products, according to U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning letters published Tuesday.

Doc's Clinical Trial Oversight Assailed

A 5,000-word warning letter to Northwestern University physician Richard K. Burt — chief of immunotherapy in the school's Department of Medicine — was sharply critical of how Burt has supervised a long-running clinical trial involving stem cell transplants. 

Much of the criticism focused on alleged failures to...

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