Irish Independent: Stem-cell therapy scams 'preying on the vulnerable'
THE promise of stem-cell therapy remains a beacon for many people with a range of diseases - but too many Irish patients are falling victim to scams. Dr Stephen Sullivan, who is chief scientific officer at the Irish Stem Cell Foundation, said that while there are many trials under way, the reality is that at present there are only nine safe and effective treatments for human illnesses using stem cells.
Dr Sullivan said many of the stem-cell reports in the Irish media focus on the human interest story, highlighting the person's plight and hopes.
However, we have relatively little reported about where the research and medicine actually stand.
"It does not help the situation that the Government does not honour its promise in the Programme for Government to introduce stem-cell legislation," he added.
Read the entire article here at the Irish Independent