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    Default Complementary Medicine Crackdown By Medical Board - Natural Therapies Ban?

    Elicia Kennedy
    April 5 2019

    Doctors fear they will be banned from recommending vitamins, nutritional supplements and natural therapies under tighter regulations being put forward by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA).
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    • The medical board says some patients have been harmed by alternative therapies
    • It argues additional safeguards are necessary to ensure patient safety
    • Doctors fear they won't be able to recommend complementary medicines

    Read more: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-...kdown/10972770
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    Default Re: Complementary Medicine Crackdown By Medical Board - Natural Therapies Ban?

    "The large number of submissions" suggests that there is a great deal of pushback from both the public and the medical profession, and with good reason. Sadly, we are seeing this in the USA as well, all of it funded (as you can surmise) by the pharmaceutical industry. They must be shaking in their shoes in fear that a few vitamins and some lifestyle changes will cut a tiny wedge into their massive profits.
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    ANH International
    April 11 2019

    Public pressure forces Australian government rethink on natural health

    In a win for people power, the Australian government has been forced to rethink its controversial ban on private health rebates for a wide range of natural therapies following a public backlash. Health Minister, Greg Hunt announced a review of natural therapies including an update to its 2014-15 review of natural therapies.

    Read more: https://www.anhinternational.org/new...e5736-85014029

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    That is indeed encouraging news! I only wish that the US government could be equally responsive to public pressure.
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