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complementary and alternative medicines


Why should pharmacists support integrative doctors who may soon face tighter regulation? Matthew Bellgrove explains The recent announcement by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) that complementary medicine may soon …

Pharmacist medication reviews are “crucial” to preventing drug-drug interactions including CAMs in oncology, say international researchers Two studies presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) 2018 Congress in …

The consumer association is urging Federal Senators to block proposed legislation that would legalise dangerous claims on complementary medicine CHOICE will be in Canberra on Tuesday calling on Federal Senators …

Recent medicine reforms, in particular those for complementary medicines, make manufacturers more accountable for product claims, writes Deon Schoombie Complementary medicines are regulated as medicines under the Therapeutic Goods Act …

The Blackmore Foundation, BioCeuticals and the Jacka Foundation of Natural Therapies have provided hefty funding towards research into naturopathy and complementary medicines The $1.5 million in funding will support two …

Public health advocate Dr Ken Harvey shares his concerns about the Therapeutic Goods Amendment Bill 2017, which is currently before the Senate I have previously reported on the Senate inquiry on this …

Chemist Warehouse has strongly argued against location rules and removal of the $1 co-payment discount in its interim report submission Group commercial manager Damien Gance has written a response to …

New complementary medicine health claims lack evidence, so why are they even on the table? asks Dr Ken Harvey Dr Ken Harvey  is Associate Professor at the School of Public Health and …

Herbal preparations can be problematic for a variety of reasons – but what role should pharmacists play? Use of herbal medicines is increasing in Western countries despite the potential risks, …

Can turmeric really shrink tumours, reduce pain and kill bacteria? Gunveen Kaur, Lecturer In Nutritional Sciences, Deakin University Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian …

Do meds like Remifemin ease hot flushes and night sweats in menopausal women? Carolyn Ee, Senior Research Fellow, NICM, Western Sydney University, University of Melbourne If you see a female friend or …

AJP poll results show more than half of pharmacists stock complementary medicines, including homeopathic items. But is it out of choice, or have they lost control over what they wish …