Bill to regulate stem-cell treatments

Bill to regulate stem-cell treatments

The Public Health Ministry is preparing a bill that is designed to regulate stem-cell treatments following the prevalence of probably exaggerated advertisement.

"We need to introduce the new law so as to better protect patients," Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin said yesterday.

He warned that the promised benefits of some advertised treatments were not backed by research. Health Service Support Department director-general Boonruang Triruangworawat said the Medical Council had endorsed stem-cell treatments only for blood-related diseases. He believed the draft law prepared by the Public Health Ministry would sail through the National Legislative Assembly in the near future.

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