Minister of health, Jens Spahn (CDU) wants to take action against risky health practitioner methods. As the Süddeutsche Zeitung (“SZ”) and the North German broadcasting (NDR) reports, citing government circles, there is a corresponding draft bill in the works.

Specifically, it deals with so-called fresh cell therapy. This patient extracts from organs of sheep and other animals get sprayed. They are used as “Anti-Aging cure” or to “strengthen the immune system” and to help against diseases such as Parkinson’s or Multiple sclerosis. With such promise hospitals to attract private part seriously ill people from all over the world.

are not But fresh cells according to current research, only useless, they are also dangerous. Several patients and hospital staff with the highly contagious sheep disease Q fever were infected, for example, in 2014, in Rhineland-Palatinate. It can lead to pneumonia, inflammation of the heart muscle and even death.

ban attempts fail for years

fresh cell therapy is available in almost all countries of the world since the years of prohibition. Also, the Federal Institute for drugs came to the conclusion that it is dangerous, as well as the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut. Nevertheless, the prohibition of attempts fail in the Federal Republic for years. As a reason for the “SZ’s called” economic motives. In some States you do not wanted to waive the private clinics and their clients from all over the world.

The Spahn-the Ministry also plans that a naturopath may only recover in the exception of drug cases. The drug law needed to be amended. So far, the members of non-medical healing professions. Repeatedly people are but therapies with the drugs trusted are in danger.

again and again, professionals claimed salvation on the great Good of freedom of choice in Therapy, said Gerd Glaeske, Professor of drug safety at the University of Bremen, the “süddeutsche Zeitung”. “But if therapy is to confuse freedom with arbitrariness and questionable methods, then you have forfeited that right.”


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Teodora Torrendo is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.


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