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Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  4 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 8 minutes ago

Certain Clinics In Thailand Offering Fraudulent Stem Cell Treatments

Certain Clinics In Thailand Offering Fraudulent Stem Cell Treatments
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 21, 2019  4 years, 5 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 9 hours, 8 minutes ago
Was recently shocked to see the number of clinics in Thailand openly advertising Stem Cell Therapies on their websites and also at their clinics. In one location near the land department office at Nonthaburi, I counted like 17 clinics offering stem cells but all did not seem to have any doctors on duty and the staff could not tell us much except the pricings and that the nurses there were ‘authorised’ to administer the injection. There are also lots of more upper end clinics like this in Sukhumvit area and some even in hotels and in high end office building. Many claiming to be antiaging or regenerative or holistic clinics and some offering stem cells  therapies for antiaging with programmes starting at Bt560,000 for a series of 6 weekly injections. When questioned for a long time, the fillipino nurses finally admitted that the stem cells were sheep stem cells! There is a lot of these scams going on ie sheep stem cells, rabbit stem cells, stem cells that have been processed (ie literally no potency whatsoever and no better than saline solutions. There are also a couple of so called American doctors practicing locally in the Sukhumvit area although they are not licensed by the local Thailand Medical Council.
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The problem is that the Thai regulatory bodies and laws are laxed and as long as a Clinic is operated by a licensed Thai doctor, the authorities do not have enough manpower to see who is actually manning these clinics and dealing with patients or the treatment protocols being offered hence you have some local Thai doctors employing these unlicensed doctors to work for them. Coupled with the fact that in Thailand, some of these regulatory bodies close an eye as long as there are no major co