The Texas Medical Board has approved new rules on experimental stem cell therapies such as the one Gov. Rick Perry underwent during back surgery last year, despite objections they don’t do enough to protect patients and could led to an explosion of doctors promoting unproven, expensive treatments.
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The Texas Medical Board’s mission is “keeping Texas patients safe through the licensure and regulation of Texas physicians.” But the board’s recent approval of controversial rules for experimental stem cell procedures is out of step with sound medical science.
The Chinese Health Ministry ordered unapproved stem cell treatments stopped Tuesday as the country tries to bring under control its growing but loosely regulated industry.