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January 9, 2012

Narcotic Risk: FDA issues public health advisory

The Centeno-Schultz Clinic acknowledges the dangers of utilizing narcotics in managing chronic spine pain.  These include addiction, tolerance requiring escalating doses. cognitive and behaviour changes and death.  The Centeno-Schultz Clinic offers comprehensive spine care including facet and epidural injectionsunder x-raySI joint injections, prolotherapy and radiofrequencyStem cell therapy is an alternative to traditional spinal surgeryRegenexx PL utilities platelet derived growth factors to enhance blood flow and reduce inflammation. Previous blogs have discussed the successful use of stem cells for spine pain.

Medication mix ups or mislabeled has potentially serious consequences.

Today the FDA has issued a warning that pills, tablets, or caplets of Percocet and eight other opioid products packaged by Novartis for Endo Pharmaceuticals may have been mixed up, with one drug being packaged as another.

Patients beware!

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July 31, 2011

FDA “Power Play”: Stem Cell Struggle

Stem cells are being used with increasing frequency to treatment many medical conditions.

Unfortunately the FDA has taken the position that the stem cells in your body are prescription drugs subject to regulation and control.  The Centeno-Schultz Clinic believes otherwise as we believe stem cells are body parts to be used by doctors for healing.  Accordingly we have decided to challenge the FDA’s position.  This has turned out to be a landmark case against FDA which will determine the limits of its power for years to come and ultimately decide the pace at which stem cells come into common medical use by physicians.

A local Denver magazine (5280) examined the landmark  nature of our struggle.

“Power Play: A Front Range M.D. has developed a potentially revolutionary treatment for orthopedic injuries. So why is the FDA trying to stop him?”

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