Will the move the tighten guidelines for complementary medicine make things safer or further muddy the waters?

A recent move by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) to tighten guidelines for complementary medicine practitioners could cause more confusion and uncertainty for patients if taken too far, according to leaders in the compounding pharmacy sector. Experienced pharmacist Matthew Bellgrove from National Custom Compounding said many in the compounding sector had been asking for 

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What is an integrative doctor?

For a long time there was a perceived divide between modern or ‘western’ medicine and complementary or ‘alternative’ medicine. Both medical schools of thought trace their roots back to plant-based healing used in pre-Victorian societies, however the key difference between the two lies in the process behind the decision-making that informs their methods. Some might 

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