Hundreds or even thousands of patients are getting stem cell procedures including right here in the U.S. Many key issues remain unresolved, but clinics and doctors are giving these treatments anyway to make money. Critical issues include lack of proper informed consent, lack of strong data on risks and benefits, huge costs, and so forth. One of the most common procedures now is the use of stem cells for the so-called “facelift” cosmetic procedures. We heard in the last World Stem Cell Summit from …Read More
With growing pressure, including political pressure on the FDA, to deregulate the point-of-care, for profit stem cell clinic industry, one can only imagine a future in which deregulation has taken its natural course…..that’s what I’ve done in the political cartoon above. A “double shot” takes on a whole new meaning.