Snippet from the article:
Dr. George Q. Daley sits at his keyboard and types “stem cell treatments.” In less than a second he gets 13.4 million Google hits.
“Here’s a website where they claim over 1,500 patients treated,” says Daley, one of the world’s foremost stem cell researchers. “That doesn’t mean they’ve been treated successfully. It’s ‘buyer beware!'”
But consumers have a hard time sorting out all the stem cell claims out there. Websites often look professional and convincing. Typically they feature distinguished-looking white-coated doctors posed in front of bookcases, technicians holding up flasks with mysterious colored liquids, and happy, healthy-looking clients cavorting on beaches.
Read the full story at NPR — Offshore Stem Cell Clinics Sell Hope, Not Science
This is a good article about scams and selling false promises online. Although it targets the people looking for stem cell treatments that don’t exist, much of this can be applied to the same people seeking out a hair loss “cure”.
Bottom line, there are unscrupulous people that are more than willing to take money from desperate folks looking for miraculous medical treatment via the web.