Costa Rica is attacking on an illegal stem cell health center, which has lured a number of foreigners looking for respite from deteriorative ailments and severe damages.
Famous for its peaceful tropical beaches and abundant cloud forests, Costa Rica's several hospices and clinics have made medical tourism one of the greatest rising sections of its tourism sector, the cruise of its economy.
They attract a massive number of foreigners in quest of surgical procedure, dental work, cancer cure, cosmetic surgery, and a lot of additional processes at a part of their cost in the United States.
Till this week, one of those lures was stem cell cure, utilizing master cells garnered from umbilical cords, fat and elsewhere.
Last month, the Health Ministry asked the nation's biggest stem cell clinic to stop proffering treatments, disputing that there is no proof that the treatments are effective or are secure.
Dr. Ileana Herrera, Chief of the Ministry's Research Council said, "If stem cell treatment's efficiency and safety has not been proven, we don't believe it should be used".
He added that as a Health Ministry, they should always look after the humans.
The clinic's proprietor, Arizona Entrepreneur Neil Riordan, told Reuters that he had shut down the clinic and confessed that the treatments, entailing the elimination and re-injection of stem cells, had not been permitted by the U. S. Food and Drug Administration.
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