'Hodge-podge' regulation of alternative medicine in Canada

Vogel, Lauren
September 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;9/7/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 12, pE569
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the regulation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as homeopathy and traditional Chinese medicine in Ontario. Janet Blanchard, policy and communications officer of Transitional Council of the College of Homeopaths in Ontario, says that the a regulation is needed to assure the safety of patients in the hands of CAM practitioners. Investigator Heather Boon adds that without the regulation, anyone can act as a CAM practitioner despite the improper training.


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