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Every doctor who wanted to perform it would have to file an IND application and get the FDA’s approval.
“The process of doing that sounds very logical but is extremely arduous,” says Alexander Khoruts, a gastroenterologist at the University of Minnesota, and a workshop attendee.
As word about the therapy’s success spread, the FDA was faced with the necessity to regulate it.
The agency was going to label the fecal transplant an “investigational new drug,” or IND.
“I put that application on the scale just to weigh it — it weighed twenty-two pounds.
Catherine Duff, a fifty-seven-year old Indiana grandma with a compromised immune system, drove up to the security gates of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
She was greeted by four armed guards, two of them holding dogs on leashes.
When she was finally let out of the booth, she found the doors of her Chevrolet Tahoe open and a canine sniffing through the glove compartment.
Guards guided mirrors underneath the car, checking for explosives.