March 23, 2020

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Safety Alert today Regarding Use of Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation and Additional Safety Protections Pertaining to COVID-19. According to the alert, “FDA is informing health care providers and patients of the potential risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus by the use of fecal …

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, …

December 2, 2019

PLF’s Rhode Island-based Advocate Megan Mimnaugh wrote an op-ed for the Providence Journal highlighting our “See C. diff” campaign. Read it below: My Turn: Meghan Mimnaugh: Americans should know about deadly infection Losing a loved one is always painful. It’s particularly excruciating when their death was preventable. Before my mom …

November 11, 2019

We live among bacteria. And bacteria live on and within us. In fact, we rely on bacteria for aid in digestion, keeping our skin healthy and our metabolism functioning. But certain bacteria or too much of certain bacteria can cause us grievous harm. Our family learned that the hard way, …