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Dutch clinic is ordered to stop giving stem cell therapy

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 12 October 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:770
  1. Tony Sheldon
  1. Utrecht

    A Dutch healthcare watchdog has ordered a clinic in Rotterdam to stop giving patients a treatment in which patients are injected with stem cells taken from umbilical cord blood. The clinic claims that the injection of stem cells can “target cells in a manner specific to an individual's condition.”

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    The clinic's director, Dr Robert Trossel, has six weeks to object to the inspectorate's decision


    A four month investigation into the Preventive Medicine Clinic by the Dutch Healthcare Inspectorate has concluded that the clinic is not providing “responsible …

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