Doctor who sent patients for stem cell injections is accused of exploitation

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 13 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c197
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

    A Dutch doctor who sent people with multiple sclerosis from the United Kingdom for controversial stem cell injections at his clinic in Rotterdam faces allegations of dishonesty and exploiting vulnerable patients.

    Robert Trossel, who also practised from Wimpole Street in central London, is accused by the General Medical Council of abusing his position as a doctor and offering treatment unjustified by the scientific evidence to patients with multiple sclerosis and Hodgkin’s disease.

    The case has prompted concern among scientists that the activities of unregulated operators could undermine public support for genuine stem cell research.

    Dr Trossel, whose …

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