Three men were arrested and a fourth is being sought by the FBI in what investigators said was a scheme to market stem cells as miracle cures to desperate people suffering from terminal diseases.
The FBI said the men received more than $1.5 million from patients suffering from incurable diseases.
“The investigation identified a scheme whereby the suffering and hopes of victims in extreme medical needs were used and manipulated for personal profit,” Cory Nelson, special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Antonio office said on Friday.
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Hmm. It’s sad that people can be duped by “scientifical” sounding cures. They don’t ask questions. They may be desperate. Folks like this take advantage of those weaknesses. The article also quotes a medical ethicist who says “I would be very skeptical of anything claiming to have stem cells in it because, at least in the United States, there is nothing commercially approved for use with stem cells in it.” How about this? We sure were skeptical!