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  • Submitted: Wed, February 27, 2013
  • Updated: Mon, March 24, 2014

  • Reported By: consumer protection — district of columbia Washington DC United States of America
STEM CELL OF AMERICA
Internet, California United States of America

STEM CELL OF AMERICA MEDRA William C Rader edited his Wiki page supplying false and misleading information Internet, California

*Author of original report: Stem Cell Fraud William Rader Medra aka Stem Cell of America Paitient Brian AKA Jake Brower SCAM

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William C Rader of Medra aka Stem Cell of America has deceptively edited his Wikipedia page, inserting false and misleading information, in order to pander his fraudulent stem cells. He has changed the resourced factual information so repetitively that the WIki monitors have locked the page and have grossly re-edited the information to such a bare minimum that Rader's fraudulent maneuvers have not been captured. Rader has threatened Wiki with a lawsuit, if they do not cease and desist in their attempt of providing the original factual information. Below is William C Rader's Wiki page before it was chopped down to nothing.

By no means does this information describe the gauntlet of Rader's insidious Ponzi scheme or his immoral and despicable character.

William C. Rader

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William C. Rader, M.D. is a controversial doctor who began administering fetal "stem cell" treatments offshore in the 1990s.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8)

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   1 History

   2 Medical claims

   3 Associates

   4 Prior employment

   5 Publications

   6 References

[edit] History

Rader first observed the treatment in the mid-1990s at a Ukrainian clinic (which had been freezing fetal tissue and treating patients since 1972).[4]

After escorting patients to the Ukraine, Rader set up an independent business in the Bahamas in 1997.[1][2][4]

A critical television report prompted the Bahamian government to close Rader's clinic in 2000.[4]

Rader later set up a clinic in the Dominican Republic.[1][2][4]

Rader has marketed his therapy under a variety of business names including Mediquest, Czech Foundation, Dulcinea Institute, Ltd., and Medra, Inc.[1][2] and Stem Cell of America According to the California Secretary of State's office, Medra, Inc. was
incorporated on September 11, 1997 and authorized to issue shares of domestic (U.S.) stock to potential investors;[9]

Medra, Inc. remained in active standing as of July 2, 2009.[9]

A March 2009 report in the prestigious journal Science said Rader was "particularly notorious" among physicians taking advantage of the "current international regulatory vacuum" over offshore stem cell clinics.[10]

Rader obtains the stem cells from fetuses aborted in Eastern Europe. He charges $30,000 for the initial injection and $12,500 for subsequent injections.[6]

[edit] Medical claims

Rader has claimed success treating a wide variety of illnesses and ailments. "I have literally cured early Alzheimer's,"

Rader told the Los Angeles Times in 2005.[4]

As of 2005, Rader claimed to have treated more than a thousand medical tourists with "stem cell" suspensions originating in the former Soviet republic of Georgia.[4]

Rader has not published any medical study or report of his methods and successes because to do so, he says, would invite a "conspiracy" of criticism from scientists, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and abortion opponents.[4]

In May 2007, Rader claimed to a Los Angeles television station (which previously employed him) that he had discovered a cure for AIDS.[6][11]

Rader has refused independent examination and testing of his product by legitimate stem cell researchers.[3][6][10]

After Rader's sales tactics were caught on hidden camera by a prospective patient with multiple sclerosis, Rader defended himself in a

heated BBC Panorama interview in May 2009.[8][12][13]

"In the long run, it doesnt hurt me as long as you spell my name correctly," Rader told the BBC. "Because parents dont give a damn what you say about this intellectual shit. If you had a child that had any of these things, you would refer that child to me."[13]

[edit] Associates

An early associate of Rader who helped him treat patients in the Bahamas and Europe, Yuliy Baltaytis,[4]

was arrested in Budapest, Hungary in July 2009 with three colleagues on suspicion of operating an illegal fetal cell

transplantation clinic.[14][15][16]

Baltaytis, a Ukraine-born U.S. citizen,[14][15]

had previously treated patients in Barbados and initially gave his name to Hungarian investigators as "Julliy B."[14][16]

From approximately 2001 until his death in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2005, German physician Albert Scheller was billed as
Medra's "chief scientific investigator." [1][2][17]

A longtime marketeer of alternative cancer treatments, Scheller died at The Mirage on August 29, 2005, where he was to administer stem cells to Roy Horn (of Siegfried & Roy) in the course of the magicians extended recovery from a tiger bite.[17]

An autopsy revealed that 60-year-old Scheller died of severe heart isease and also suffered liver cirrhosis, the latter likely caused by long-term alcohol abuse and high blood pressure, according to an assistant Las Vegas coroner.[17]

In a telephone conversation before his death, Scheller told a European reporter that he had visited Elizabeth Taylor the day before flying to Las Vegas: He was not happy about her health condition![17

[edit] Prior employment

Before entering the stem cell business, Rader ran a chain of eating disorder clinics called the Rader Institute, Inc., opening a satellite branch in a Tulsa, Oklahoma hospital in October 1986.[18]

The Rader Institute, Inc. ultimately filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection in 2004 claiming outstanding debts of $1,279,700 and no assets.[19]

For more than a decade beginning in the late 1970s, Rader was an on-air medical expert for KABC-TV in Los Angeles.[4][6][20]

Rader was married from 1977 until 1983 to the actress Sally Struthers, who gave birth to the couple's daughter in 1979.[21]

Rader was the co-author of a two-part 1977 episode of All in the Family, "Archie's Bitter Pill", in which the character Archie
Bunker develops and recovers from an amphetamine addiction.[22]

[edit] Publications

In 2010, Rader self-published a book titled Blocked in the USA: The Stem Cell Miracle through Nanog Publishing.

[edit] References



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e Barrett, M.D., Stephen (August 3, 2003). "The Shady Side of Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy". Quackwatch.

Archived from the original on August 8, 2003. http://web.archive.org/web/20030808063223/http://www.quackwatch.org/06ResearchProjects/stemcell.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



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e Barrett, M.D., Stephen (February 17, 2009). "The Shady Side of Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy". Quackwatch. http://www.quackwatch.org/06ResearchProjects/stemcell.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



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b Mecoy, Laura (January 9, 2005). "Stem Cells, Hopes Lure Many Abroad". Sacramento Bee. http://www.rideforlife.com/news/stem_cell_research/stem_cells_hopes_lure_many_abroad_1.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



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j Zarembo, Alan (February 22, 2005). "Outside the U.S., businesses run with unproved stem cell therapies". Los
Angeles Times. http://www.latimes.com/features/health/medicine/la-sci-stemside20feb20,1,206108.story. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



5.       ^ Thompson, Andrea (August 7, 2006). "A barbaric kind of beauty". Daily Mail. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-399376/A-barbaric-kind-beauty.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



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e "Doctor Claims Controversial Stem Cell Treatment Works". KABC-TV (Channel 7, Los Angeles). May 9, 2007. http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local&id=5283114. Retrieved April 9, 2009.

7.       ^ Vastag, Bryan (September 2, 2008). "Injections of Hope". Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082902517_pf.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.

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b "Stem cells and miracles". BBC Panorama. May 18, 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8040000/8040872.stm. Retrieved May 18, 2009.



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b Medra Inc., September 11, 1997: "California Corporation C2018069". https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmDetail.asp?CorpID=02018069. Retrieved September 20, 2009.



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b Kiatsangan, Sorapop; Douglas Sipp (2009-03-20). "Monitoring and Regulating Offshore Stem Cell Clinics". Science. http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/323/5921/1564. Retrieved 2009-11-12. Published in the journal's Policy Forum section with the additional subtitle, "Unverified medical treatments based on stem cells need oversight." Vol. 323. no. 5921, pp. 1564-1565, online access by fee.

Article is archived online (with magazine's permission) in PDF format by the New York Stem Cell Foundation: "Medra became
particularly notorious for the extraordinary claims made by its founder, psychiatrist William Rader, who has refused to share information on cell lines and techniques he claims can be used for treatment of conditions including spinal cord injury and Down syndrome."

11.    ^ Edwards, Steven (May 9, 2007). "Doctor Claims Stem-Cell-Derived Cure For AIDS". Wired Science. http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2007/05/doctor_claims_s.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.



12.    ^ Oatley, Linda (May 18, 2009). "MS patient: The search for a 'cure'". BBC Panorama.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8050000/8050166.stm. Retrieved May 18, 2009.



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b MacIntyre, Darragh (May 18, 2009). "Controversial stem cell doctor questioned". BBC Panorama.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/panorama/hi/front_page/newsid_8052000/8052670.stm. Retrieved May 18, 2009. Rader's full quote is preserved in this YouTube excerpt:

By the way, in the long run, it doesnt hurt me as long as you spell my name correctly. Because parents dont give a damn what you say about this intellectual shit. If you had a child that had any of these things, you would refer that child to me. I am clear about ityou absolutely would. So those parents will still come to me. We will get patients from this.

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c "Stem cell "therapy" business in Hungary". Hungarian Spectrum.

July 31, 2009. http://esbalogh.typepad.com/hungarianspectrum/2009/07/stemcell-therapy-business-in-hungary.html. Retrieved May 7, 2010.

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b "Hungarian police arrest international team for illegal stem cell treatment". Xinhua. July 29, 2009. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-20590818.html. Retrieved September 26, 2009.

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b Than, Krisztina (July 29, 2009). "Hungary detains 4 over illegal stem cell treatment". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE56S4PR20090729. Retrieved September 26, 2009.


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d Clarke, Norm (September 14, 2005). "Specialist who treated Roy dies". Las Vegas Review-Journal. http://www.reviewjournal.com/lvrj_home/2005/Sep-14-Wed-2005/news/27204512.html. Retrieved November 21, 2009.

18.    ^ Watkins, Robert (October 29, 1986). "Rader Bringing Familiar Brand of Drug Treatment to Oklahoma". The Journal Record. http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-5372952.html. Retrieved April 9, 2009.

19.    ^ Bankruptcies,

Los Angeles Business Journal, May 17, 2004

20.    ^ Local Stations Go Into Clown Acts For The Ratings Sweeps, Howard Rosenberg, Los Angeles Times, May 7, 1986

21.    ^ Sally Struthers

Trivia



22.    ^ William C. Rader M.D. filmography, Fandango.com.

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Stem Cell Fraud William Rader Medra aka Stem Cell of America Paitient Brian AKA Jake Brower SCAM

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New Developments or should I say undevelopments have surfaced concerning snake oil peddler, William C Rader's so called miracle patient, Brian aka Jake Brower. Those who have been following the Ripoff Reports on the stem cell fraud, William C Rader and his accomplices are aware that the parents of Jake aka Brian, Lisa and John Brower, accredited Dr. Steenblock and Dr. Ramirez for Jakes so called miraculous improvements before going to Rader, at which time they changed Jakes name to Brian and sold the exact same improvements accredited the Steenblock team to the quack Rader. Brian's Miracle was videoed and the testimonies of Jakes parents appeared on the Medra Web site. However since that time, William Rader changed his fraudulent stem cell operation from Medra to Stem Cell of America. (William Rader has changed his voodoo business from Mediquest, to  the Dulcinea Institute to Medra to Stem Cell of America, due to being shut down by government authorites and negative PR for being fraudlulent.)On the Stem Cell of America website Jake has taken a backseat and is no longer one of Rader's star paitients. He is listed under patient reviews. Please note that the photos of Brian are idenitical to the photos in the article Jake's Resurrection, in which John Brower credits Dr. Steenblock and Ramirez for ALL of Jake's improvements,

web.archive.org/web/20061111063401/www.strokedoctor.com/newsletters/SEP-OCT-2006.pdf

 

The Browers, who conned desperate and sick people into believing that their son miraculously improved due to the quack Rader's stem cells were responsible for betraying and scamming a multitude of people out of their life savings-some who had to take out loans, mortgage their homes and beg for donations to pay the Astronomical fee of $30,000 for a 2 minute worthless injection of false hope.

After receiving 13.3 million dollars in a malpractice settlement from the hospital and doctors that infected Jake aka Brians brain with a fungal infection in 2005, which left Jake aka Brian in a semi vegetative state, the Browers are now suing Aetna Insurance Co, demanding 24 hour care for their son. John and Lisa Brower have since retired, using the settlement to take care of their personal needs and those of their other children. Moreover the Browers sold their adequate home and used a portion of the settlement to move into a house costing over 1 million dollars. It is evident that the Browers feel entitled to 24 hour care for Jake aka Brian, despite having the means to care for him themselves.

Furthermore, their severly brain damaged son, who they claimed stopped seizing, was able to see, talk, eat, think cognitively and walk with assistance, due to the miraculous stem cell injections, given by not 1 but 2 stem cell frauds, is as physically and mentally damaged as he was before getting the stem cells. Jake aka Brian's brain damage is so severe that he has returned to a semi vegetative state. He continues to have severe seizures daily, he has a massive brain tumor, which evidently is inoperable, he has 3 shunts in his head, he has a feeding tube and is so unaware of his actions and surroundings that he is eating his diapers. Jake's condition begs the question , in whether Jake's improvements were embellished to con patients into getting scammed by Dr Rader or the multitude of stem cell injections caused Jake's massive brain tumor and severly damaged brain. Since it is impossible to know whether the stem cells are responsible for Jake's condition, should Aetna be responsible to pay for Jake's care when Jake's parents could have very possibly caused Jake brain damage by the mulitude of illegal stem cells given by a quack. Whatever the case may be, the stem cells have absolutely, without a doubt, not improved Jake whatsover.

What adds to the Brower's rehensible actions. in conning a multitude of people,is that they have not come forward to admit that the stem cells did not work for their son. In fact, Lisa Brower refuses to take responsibility for her lies, as she states in the below article that "Jake is a miracle in progress" and that he will outlive her. It is obvious to anyone rational that Lisa is either a compulsive liar or completely delusional. The truth is a combination of both. The Browers have proven to be liars and it appears that they have come to believe their lies.

Unfortunately for the Browers, kharma has come home to roost."Going to the ends of the earth" and all the money and snake oil in the world won't ressurect Jake. Furthermore, the Brower's will have to live with their consciences, in destroying so many people's lives for 30 pieces of silver.

Hopefully the facts presented before you, will be a wake up call to anyone seeking out voodoo treatments and hocus pocus procedures from quacks, charlatans, snake oil salemen, and their accomplices.

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