The US Direct-to-Consumer Marketplace for Autologous Stem Cell Interventions

  title={The US Direct-to-Consumer Marketplace for Autologous Stem Cell Interventions},
  author={L. Turner},
  journal={Perspectives in Biology and Medicine},
  pages={24 - 7}
  • L. Turner
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
  • abstract:Hundreds of businesses and clinics in the United States are engaged in direct-to-consumer marketing of unproven and unlicensed stem cell–based interventions. This essay provides an overview of this marketplace, examines advertising techniques companies use to draw clients and legitimate marketing claims, and summarizes the roles the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other agencies are supposed to play in regulating the direct-to-consumer marketplace for stem cell interventions… CONTINUE READING
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