Three People Arrested for Peddling Cures from Stem Cells – 1/2/12

“Three men were arrested and a fourth is being sought by the FBI in connection with what investigators said was a scheme to market stem cells as miracle cures to desperate people suffering from terminal diseases.”  Reuters News, Jim Forsyth, Jan. 2, 2012

stem-cells-cartoonThis article is not about horse medicine.  This reason for posting it is not to imply that anyone offering stem cells for the treatment of horses is necessarily perpetuating a fraud.  This is to point out that the hype is way ahead of the science, and that, currently, there’s little reason to believe that treating your horse with stem cells is currently going to help his tendon/joint injury.

From the article –

“Dr. Craig Klugman, a medical ethicist at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, said stem cells appeal to people who are desperate for cures.

‘They are using a new marketing tool to make you think this is something very futuristic and cutting edge,’ Klugman told Reuters.  ‘I would be very skeptical of anything claiming to have stem cells in it, because, at least in the United States, there is nothing commercially approved for use with stem cells in it.'”

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CLICK HERE to read Dr. Ramey’s article about stem cells.

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