Stem cell controversies — Where we are in 2019

Eric Oliver -   Print  |

Regenerative medicine has life-changing potential, but illegal actors are spurring a rash of regulatory activities.

Here is a roundup of recent Becker's Spine Review coverage on regenerative medicine-related controversies:

East Bay Health and Wellness Center, which offers chiropractic and wellness services in Walnut Creek, Calif., caught the ire of local CBS affiliate KPIX 5 for the unconventional way it markets unproven stem cell treatments.

Scottsdale, Ariz.-based R3 Stem Cell responded to an FDA letter that raised safety and legality concerns over R3's stem cell offerings.

A federal judge granted the FDA authority to regulate treatments from U.S. Stem Cell Clinic and U.S. Stem Inc.

New York Attorney General Letitia James is suing New York City-based Park Avenue Stem Cell, alleging the clinic performed unproven and rogue procedures on patients.

The CDC is investigating bacterial infections in patients who received stem cell treatments from the ReGen Series, distributed by Liveyon.

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