Oct 23rd, 2019
Every day, hundreds of thousands of people in the US have to make decisions about their health. Treating diseases. Managing pain. It can be scary, and it can be life-changing. But what happens if you’re offered a supposed miracle cure, and you end up worse off than before?
In Wondery’s Dr. Death, you heard about 33 patients in Texas who went in for surgery and had their lives forever changed by an incompetent doctor. Host and reporter Laura Beil broke that story open, and now, she is reporting on another important story-- stem cell therapy, and a bad batch that gave a group of patients disastrous results. Bad Batch will investigate the multi-million dollar underregulated industry of stem cell therapy where corporate greed and patient desperation collide.
It’s an industry that claims to treat pain, autoimmune diseases, infections, and even autism. It’s a cautionary tale, and an important listen. You’re about to hear a preview of Bad Batch. While you’re listening, go subscribe to Bad Batch on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you’re listening now. There’s also a link in the episode notes that will take you there.