Search Results for: chiropractors

Several new investigations expose ‘snake oil’ stem cell clinics

snake-oil-stem-cell-clinics

We need more investigations of for-profit stem cell clinics selling what some view as ‘snake oil.’ Over the years I’ve mainly resisted using terms like “snake oil,” but that phrase is being used more often and more recently I think we need to be blunt about what is being sold. Part of effectively countering the …

Several new investigations expose ‘snake oil’ stem cell clinics Read More »

Report a bad clinic

stem-cell-clinic-dart-board

The stem cell clinic industry selling unapproved “therapies” is ubiquitous and yet somehow still growing it seems. Many of us are encountering more of them including via ads and the clinics are basically all over the place. What should someone do if they see or have had a bad experience with a stem cell clinic …

Report a bad clinic Read More »

To report a sketchy stem cell clinic, a list of simple, concrete things to do

stem-cell-clinic-dart-board

The stem cell clinic industry selling unapproved “therapies” is ubiquitous and yet somehow still growing it seems. Many of us are encountering more of them including via ads and the clinics are basically all over the place. What should someone do if they see a stem cell clinic that is particularly concerning? A lot of …

To report a sketchy stem cell clinic, a list of simple, concrete things to do Read More »

Cell on wheels: ‘stem-cell-mobile’ delivers unproven therapies

stem-cell-clinic-on-wheels

There’s the batmobile for Batman, right, but what about a stem-cell-mobile? Every so often someone sends me some wild new stem cell clinic thing that they’ve seen that is both real and almost unbelievable at the same time. The latest is a mobile stem cell “clinic” business called RegenMed of Florida, which is what I’m …

Cell on wheels: ‘stem-cell-mobile’ delivers unproven therapies Read More »

Seattle clinics use FDA commish in marketing non-FDA approved stem cells

Generation-stem-cell-clinic-ad-Seattle-Times

How far will stem cell clinics go to market their non-FDA approved “treatments” that they often claim will have miraculous results? I’ve never seen anything quite as striking as what some clinics in the Seattle area are now doing. In the past, we’ve seen clinics take researchers’ pictures, quotes, or videos to use for their …

Seattle clinics use FDA commish in marketing non-FDA approved stem cells Read More »

Australia takes big step to curtail dangerous stem cell clinics

Australia-stem-cell-clinics

The ability of for-profit stem cell clinics to pitch unproven, risky stem cell offerings to patients may soon get much tougher in Australia. The country’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), which has some similar responsibilities there as the FDA does here in the U.S., announced planned new reforms that’ll put stem cell clinics under more scrutiny and more …

Australia takes big step to curtail dangerous stem cell clinics Read More »

Hallelujah it’s raining money? Stem cell job ad is window into clinics & their finances

stem-cell-raining-money

“Are you a motivational speaker?” is how a recent stem cell job ad for a sales position related to stem cell clinics begins. This ad that popped up on Monster earlier this summer is a revealing window on stem cell clinic practices. What’s inside, in my opinion, is cause for concern. Lately we’ve seen more and more ads for stem …

Hallelujah it’s raining money? Stem cell job ad is window into clinics & their finances Read More »

FIX IT! SF Chronicle runs striking stem cell clinic ad with coupon

stem-cell-ad-coupon

I’ve seen stem cell clinic ad after ad pop up in the mainstream media in my own hometown in The Sacramento Bee paper, but others are sprouting as well and a friend sent me a particularly striking stem cell advertisement from a recent copy of the San Francisco Chronicle. Not only does this stem cell clinic …

FIX IT! SF Chronicle runs striking stem cell clinic ad with coupon Read More »

What is stem cell therapy?

what is stem cell therapy

What should patients think about and ask about when they are considering a stem cell treatment, particularly from a for-profit, unproven stem cell clinic? Patient guide to stem cell treatments For better or worse, I am in the unique position in 2021 of being a stem cell scientist and also a former cancer patient. Looking …

What is stem cell therapy? Read More »