The Curse of Stem Cells
I wrote earlier about stem cells, are they a curse or a cure. In the news we mostly hear about the miraculous cures. But from the thousands of people treated isn’t it about time some substantial studies come out to either prove or disprove all the claims by the people giving the treatments. The enormous amounts of money being charged and paid for, often times by desperate people willing to spend their last dollar looking for a miracle, is probably the main reason thousands of these clinics are popping up nearly everywhere. And when it can’t be done in the United States these same practitioners open clinics in other countries to practice their unproven therapies where what is illegal here, is just fine there.
The following is by Erin Allday, a health reporter from SFGATE Wednesday, May 9, 2018.
“Federal authorities Wednesday moved to shut down two of the country’s most prominent for-profit providers of stem cell therapy, one of them a network of clinics with more than 100 offices in the United States, including several in the Bay Area.
The Food and Drug Administration filed two complaints in federal court requesting permanent injunctions that would stop Florida-based U.S. Stem Cell Clinic and the California Stem Cell Treatment Center from marketing therapies. Both companies have previously been called out by the FDA for providing unproven, unapproved therapies that could put patients at risk.”
Why do things like this happen? They happen because there have been hundreds of clinics built which offer miraculous cures with no proof of their claims and often only anecdotal stories about a miracle here and there. There was a 60 Minutes investigation by Scott Pelley on CBS a while ago this year about stem cell fraud. It would be great if this were an isolated instance, but the problems are widespread in an unregulated industry making hundreds of millions of dollars, at their patients’ expense. There is absolutely no incentive by all the people claiming to know the most about stem cells to share any of the bad news with any of us. Don’t shoot the goose laying the golden eggs, and I do mean golden.
The following is a set of instructions for chiropractors buying stem cells for their patients. Pricing needs to be $4500 for one joint, 15% off for two joints. 25% off three joints and 35% off four joints or more. This is off all joints done. Example: One joint = $4500, two joints = $7650, three joints = $10,125 and four joints = $11,700. We also have special pricing on stem cells (tier 4 pricing) if you say you are with my group. Since it is expensive to ship cells I have a deal worked out if you purchase $10,000 in stem cells you get a cooler for free and the cells will live in the cooler for 5 years. So you have 5 years to sell 10 joints.
Everything is about money. Hopefully someplace along the line some of the patients will get some relief. Most everything I read is about how much money can be made off one patient. Very little is said about what it can do for a patient or how the injections work. This is an industry where the saying, Buyer Beware really holds true. Ask for the credentials of people wanting to sell you on stem cells.
Stay with me for more on stem cells.
God bless you all from the Maverick Doctor,
Rick R. Redalen, M.D.
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Dr. Rick is a retired American physician, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has done mission work around the country and around the world. He is now on a mission to improve healthcare in America. Visit maverickdoctor.com or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.