Health Canada says fecal transplants should be restricted to trials

Prudent, or too conservative? I don't know. What is the actual net effect on the people who need this treatment?

“In the case of fecal therapy, there is a growing body of evidence, including data from some clinical trials, which suggests that it may be a very effective treatment for recurrent C. difficile,” states the memorandum, which was prepared for federal officials before a planned telephone conversation with B.C.’s deputy minister of health, Stephen Brown.

“However, as with other drugs derived from human sources including blood for transfusion, there is a potential risk of transmission of an infectious disease from the donor to the patient, especially in patients with weakened immunity,” the memo states.