Academics want acupuncture review

Friends of Science in Medicine, which claims to have more than 750 “medical and scientific academic and clinical doctors and others”, wrote to Ms Plibersek asking her to expand a review of alternative treatments receiving taxpayer-subsidised private health insurance rebates, to include acupuncture and some parts of chiropractic.

“The 12% of doctors who charge Medicare for acupuncture therapy for a host of inappropriate indications are wasting precious health dollars and misleading