Complementary and alternative medicine

Should complementary and alternative medicine be regulated by the state? 

Julie Stone 


Professor Julie Stone

“Healthcare is an intensely regulated activity in all countries because all healing activities have the capacity to harm as well as to heal. This is most obvious in an area like surgery, where there are known risks alongside the many obvious benefits."

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Nicola Gale  


Dr Nicola Gale

“Whatever your view on whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is a useful part of the health system, there are strong arguments that statutory professional regulation is not appropriate for CAM practitioners.”

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