Monday, August 19, 2013

Flim-Flam Stem Cell Artists Targeted by CIRM

The California stem cell agency has joined with other prestigious stem cell organizations to help put a stop to the flim-flam artists that prey on desperate people by promising miracle cures from stem cell treatments.

The agency announced the action today on its blog, declaring that it has posted a new patient advisory document that provides a “ robust and detailed set of issues patients should consider when making treatment decisions.”

Don Gibbons, CIRM's senior science and education communications officer and author of the blog item, said the document addresses one of his special concerns: Internet “ads that come up on web searches and seem to be offering everything to everyone.”

Some of those ads can be found on many stem cell-related web sites, including this one, that carry ads that are placed there automatically by Google.

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