Costa Rica News – Stem cell therapies are being offered in Costa Rica without the authorization of the Ministry of Health.
Authorities warn of possible fraud by charging for unsecured treatments.
Specialized clinics advertise on websites stem cell treatments to treat Alzheimer’s, diabetes, sclerosis, Parkinson’s, arthritis, lupus and even aesthetic treatments for baldness or wrinkles.
The warning is that there is a lack of regulation in the field which can lead to many abuses and problems. Offering treatments lacking scientific support can be considered a scam. The stem cells may be exposed to infections or disorders.
Those offering the services, however, see the issue differently. They swear by the results.
They say there is ignorance and misunderstanding standing in the way of getting the necessary permits.