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 …

November 29, 2019

Our Rhode Island-based Advocate Meg Mimnaugh published an op-ed in the Providence Journal to promote PLF’s “See C. diff” public education campaign.  My Turn: 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 died from …