March 27, 2020

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT) as a treatment for C. difficile infections has skyrocketed over the past decade. While it has saved tens of thousands of lives, FMT remains controversial and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been slow to formalize its regulatory status. This has left doctors, scientists, drug …

March 15, 2020

On March 12, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety alert that eight patients were infected following fecal microbiota transplants (FMT) using material from a company which was later confirmed to be OpenBiome, an independent stool bank. Two of the patients subsequently died. FDA did not name OpenBiome …

December 17, 2019

PLF Board members Christina Fuhrman and Dr. Bruce Hirsch are featured in this story on healthline.com. She Recovered from a C. diff Infection, Then Her Daughter Got It Too Three months before her wedding in 2012, Christina Fuhrman was hospitalized due to severe diarrhea. “The day I started feeling sick, …