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Feds crack down on stem cell clinics that touted autism treatments, blindness cures

A stem cell clinic claimed its treatments could “reverse autism symptoms” and helped a 101-year-old blind woman see. The FTC was not impressed.
Source: Alex Brandon/AP

For the first time, the Federal Trade Commission has cracked down on stem cell clinics for overzealous marketing claims, filing a complaint against two California clinics that promoted their treatments for everything from autism to Parkinson’s despite a lack of evidence.

As part of a proposed settlement announced Thursday, the FTC is requiring the clinics —

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