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Complementary and alternative medicine and the law

by Lucinda Jesson. Carolina Academic Press. 2010.
295 pages.

This text provides an introduction the laws governing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). First, CAM is defined and the tensions between CAM and conventional medicine are discussed. Then licensure and how it relates to CAM both in terms of licensed and unlicensed provided is covered. Finally authors cover traditional health law basics: scope of practice, malpractice, informed consent, FDA regulation of dietary supplements, and antitrust as it relates to CAM. The final chapter discusses innovations in CAM regulations such as the medical freedom acts.

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