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Revised California Stem Cell Research Rules Fail to Ensure Affordable Access to Cures, Consumers Warn
Date:10/8/2007

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Proposed regulations that would govern who owns and controls discoveries resulting from California stem cell research grants to for-profit organizations fail to ensure affordable access to the drugs and cures for California taxpayers paying for the research, the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR) said today.

"To ensure that the people who have paid for the research to develop these drugs have this affordable access, there must be a provision allowing for intervention by the state attorney general if the drugs are priced unreasonably," wrote John M. Simpson, FTCR Stem Cell Project director, in comments filed with the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).

Read FTCR's comments here: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/resources/FTCRIPcomment100507.pdf .

The regulations are being reviewed through the state's Office of Administrative Law and will have the full force of law when completed. The most recent proposal was open for public comment and those comments must be considered before the regulations can be implemented.

FTCR also said that a provision in the proposed Intellectual Property (IP) Regulations for For-Profit Organizations that would have tied some stem cell cure prices to the California Prescription Discount Drug Program, (Cal-Rx) was rendered meaningless by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's action on the state budget. In the deal that allowed the state budget to be approved, Schwarzenegger line-item vetoed the money that would have implemented Cal-Rx.

"Clearly, any provisions in the IP policies that intend to implement favorable pricing must rely entirely on the IP regulations under CIRM's auspices and not on some outside scheme that is highly subject to political whim," wrote Simpson.

Simpson wrote that the revised regulations were cleare
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