Health Canada is advising Canadians about the potential health risks associated with unauthorized cell therapy treatments such as stem cell therapy

OTTAWA – Health Canada is advising Canadians that some clinics and health care practitioners are offering unauthorized cell therapies, such as stem cell therapy, suggesting that these treatments are safe, and are making unproven health claims to patients. These actions may pose risks to Canadians. Unauthorized treatments have not been proven to be safe or effective and may cause life threatening or life altering risks, such as serious infections. That is why Health Canada published a position paper to clarify the regulatory status of these products.