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Hope, Cash Drive Unproven Treatments

The Florida Channel
Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Stem cell treatments offered by The Lung Institute in Tampa are pricey, not approved in the United States and not covered by insurance.  
But as the Tampa Bay Times reports, patients desperate for treatment are taking the advice of Dr. Burton Feinerman to travelto Peru for lung disease therapy -- and pay between $7,500 and $12,000 in cash for a three-day treatment. 

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