Monday, February 21, 2005

Preying on Desperation

Reporter Alan Zarembo of the Los Angeles Times has produced two excellent stories on the desperation that has fueled the growth of firms peddling unproven stem cell therapy.

One article chronicles the tragic last months of an ALS patient and his relationship with a firm called Biomark, which still has a site on the Web. The other piece begins, "At the junction of desperation and the fantasies of science is a business opportunity. Stem cell clinics offering unproven therapies for a range of diseases have become a multimillion-dollar industry, operating in Mexico, Ukraine, Barbados, China and elsewhere." Sphere: Related Content

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