Fraudulent Stem Cell Therapy Lawsuit in Texas
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people about fraudulent stem cell treatment scams, in which doctors claim to be able to treat or cure incurable diseases. The FDA is warning that these illegal stem cell treatments cannot cure diseases, and can be very dangerous.
The only stem cell product approved by the FDA is called Hemacord, and uses stem cells found in the umbilical cord to treat specific a specific disorder in which a person cannot form blood properly. There are no other approved stem cell products.
The FDA wants the public to be aware that, in December 2011, three people were arrested in the United States and charged with the crimes of illegally manufacturing, distributing, and using stem cells. Stem cells are closely regulated by the FDA to ensure that they are safe, effective, pure, and used for their intended purpose.
The men allegedly made $1.5 million in profit by offering stem cell treatments in Mexico for incurable diseases such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and other autoimmune diseases. One person who was arrested is a Texas midwife who collected blood from the umbilical cords, sold it to a laboratory for “research,” which then sold the blood to a man who posed as a doctor and traveled to Mexico to perform the illegal stem cell treatments.
The FDA Office Of Criminal Investigations spokesperson warned, “Scammers like these offer false hope to people with incurable diseases in order to line their own pockets with money.”
The FDA wants consumers to make informed decisions if they are considering stem cell therapy. The therapy comes with dangers; if stem cells are placed in a part of the body different from their original location, they may grow uncontrollably and form tumors. They may also travel to other parts of the body and cause problems.
If you are considering stem cell therapy, make sure that the therapy you are choosing has been approved by the FDA. Or if you are participating in a clinical study, ensure that your study has been submitted to the FDA and received explicit approval.
If you are considering stem cell therapy in another country, be very careful and wary of scammers who want to manipulate your desire for treatment as a way to make money. Learn about the regulations the country has for stem cell therapy to ensure the treatment is safe and effective.
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