Selling Stem Cells in the USA: Assessing the Direct-to-Consumer Industry

Leigh Turner, Paul Knoepfler

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Direct-to-consumer marketing of unapproved stem cell interventions is a well-known phenomenon in countries with lax medical regulations. However, an examination of Internet-based marketing claims revealed widespread promotion of such interventions by businesses based in the United States. Such commercial activity suggests that regulatory agencies must better oversee this marketplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
JournalCell Stem Cell
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 4 2016

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