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Untested Stem Cell Treatments Proliferate in Australia, Study Finds

August 6, 2016

(The Guardian) – Australia has among the world’s highest concentrations of stem cell businesses advertising medical and cosmetic treatments online, despite a lack of evidence about the efficacy or safety of many of those procedures, a study has found. A senior author on the paper, Prof John Rasko from the University of Sydney, has called on Australia’s medical regulator, the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), to close a loophole that, he said, was allowing the businesses to promote and offer potentially ineffective or harmful treatments.

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