From adult body cells, it is theoretically possible to create stem cells, but the problem is that these stem cells do not forget where they come from. "For example, stem cells need to have a defect in the heart muscle to recover, it is difficult to get cells from the heart to get. You do not just happen. It would be useful for such purpose to use skin cells and transform into stem cells. But that skin cells do not forget that they once were and skin are not just to transform into heart cells that can help. That's a problem, "explained Derk ten Berge stem cell biologist from Monday.
A "whistleblower suit" was filed against Wyeth in 2005 alleging that the company illegally marketed their drug Rapamune . Wyeth is targeted in the suit for off-label marketing , targeting specific doctors and medical facilities to increased sales of Rapamune, trying to get current transplant patients to change from their current transplant drugs to Rapamune and for specifically targeting African-Americans. According to the whistleblowers, Wyeth also provided doctors and hospitals with kickbacks to prescribe the drug in the form of grants, donations and other money.   A US House of Representatives committee, led by Rep. Edolphus Towns is investigating Wyeth for these abuses.