Should ads featuring athletes promoting unproven stem cell treatments at for-profit clinics be subject to oversight?

In an editorial that appears on the website of Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy — Baylor College of Medicine Joint Program in Health Policy Research, two Baker Institute researchers Drs. Kirstin R.W. Matthews  and Maude Cuchiara, warn that anecdotes are not proof and that treatments should be subjected to scientific scrutiny and validation before they are accepted by the public.

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