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Hundreds of companies in the U.S. are selling unproven stem cell treatments, study says

Hundreds of companies in the U.S. are selling unproven stem cell treatments, study says

Have your weekly pickup basketball games left you with pain in your knees that just won’t go away? Do you suffer from chest pain, lung disease or kidney failure? Has an accident left you with partial paralysis? Or, would you like to have a more rewarding sex life?

If any of these conditions — or dozens of others — afflict you, there’s a clinic in the United States that would be happy to heal you with stem cells.

From coast to coast, at least 351 businesses at 570 locations are marketing stem cell therapies that have not been fully vetted by medical researchers or blessed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to a

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