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hat is entirely out of their control, says Waxman. For others it is because of the pressure put on them by families, friends or vested interest groups to “go organic.?

“It’s time for legislation to focus on a particularly vulnerable section of our society and do something to limit the exploitation of our patients,?he says. Why not subject the alternative medicines industry to the level of scrutiny that defines pharmaceuticals"

“Reclassify these agents as drugs - for this is after all how they are marketed - and protect our patients from vile and cynical exploitation whose intellectual basis, at best, might be viewed as delusional. The current EU initiative to bring forward legislation on this matter is welcomed.?
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Source:BMJ-British Medical Journal


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