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Marketing of unproven stem cell–based interventions: A call to action

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Science Translational Medicine  05 Jul 2017:
Vol. 9, Issue 397, eaag0426
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aag0426

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Abstract

Commercial promotion of unsupported therapeutic uses of stem cells is a global problem that has proven resistant to regulatory efforts. Here, we suggest a coordinated approach at the national and international levels focused on engagement, harmonization, and enforcement to reduce the risks associated with direct-to-consumer marketing of unproven stem cell treatments.

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