Shonky stem cell company bribes Koreans with treatment

High-ranking officials, lawmakers and entertainers, among others, are suspected of receiving illegal stem cell injections in Korea. Some have received bargain prices for treatment in exchange for lobbying for deregulation of clinical testing. According to MBC News Desk, 8,000 patients have received treatment at various medical facilities, including hospitals in Japan and China, from RNL Bio, a company that extracts adult stem cells from human fat, later cultivating and storing them.

Recipients suffered from diseases ranging from diabetes to hypertension, and renal failure to ovarian tumours. They all received the same treatment – an adult stem cell injection. RNL has boasted that “a person who could not wake up can walk after the injection.” Patients were also lured by the promise that shots could rejuvenate their skin and bodily functions to what they were in their 20s and 30s. ~ Korea Times, Nov 7

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