New York attorney general sues stem cell clinic for false, misleading claims

The New York attorney general, Letitia James, has filed a lawsuit against a Manhattan stem cell clinic and the physician running it for allegedly selling unproven treatments for lupus and other autoimmune conditions.

The suit was filed last week on behalf of the people of the state of New York against Park Avenue Stem Cell (PASC) in New York City and Joel Singer, MD. The clinic used a number of web-based and social media platforms to offer services to treat autoimmune disease, erectile dysfunction, cardiac and pulmonary disease, along with orthopedic and neurological diseases. In addition, links on the site directed users to view scientific literature supporting the use of stem cell therapies to treat these conditions. However, existing literature fails to demonstrate consensus backing the use of stem cells for these patient populations.

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