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Upside down, sometimes wacky fine print on stem cell clinic sites

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Scrolling through a stem cell clinic website can be a surreal experience. Going from the top of the page to the bottom can leave one feeling turned upside down. I wonder what the FTC thinks when they see these sites? Usually at the top of the webpage for many unproven stem cell clinics are big …

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Stem cell therapy cost: if you got a treatment, how much did you pay?

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Stem cell therapy cost is a moving target. A lot depends on the circumstances. Did you get the therapy at a university or major medical center or like most people these days at a stem cell clinic? Did insurance pay any of the cost and if so, how much? If not, how did you get …

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Money talks: stem cell clinic ads mushrooming in mainstream media

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Over the years I’ve been keeping my eyes open for advertising by stem cell clinics and lately the trend is big splashy ads in mainstream media including large daily newspapers such as the SacBee, the San Francisco Chronicle, and now the Seattle times (see below from today’s). These kinds of big ad buys on front or …

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FDA warp speed RMAT approval nukes stem cell clinic excuses

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Many stem cell clinics are in a bind in 2017 in the new RMAT approval reality. Stem cell clinics say that they only want to help people by providing stem cell therapies to patients in a speedier way that they claim getting FDA approval for a trial just doesn’t allow, but that doesn’t ring true. …

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Some weird posts: testicle soup, Kim Kardashian, zombies

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After six and a half years blogging here, I’ve seen so much weird stuff. Not all of it was even “bloggable” due to its crazy, not-safe-for-work nature. For TGIF this week, here are 10 of the weirdest posts from this blog over the years. Where’s the Beef? Reality Check on Stem Cell Test Tube Burger …

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Some stem cell clinics respond to Cell Stem Cell paper with ‘not me, them’

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There has been relatively limited response from clinics themselves to the Cell Stem Cell paper that Leigh Turner and I published recently on the scope of the stem cell clinic industry in the U.S.  We found 570 stem cell clinics and there could easily be 50-100 more that escaped our search methods or that have …

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