Medical board chair explains why alternative medicine crackdown was ditched

Dr Anne Tonkin says complementary, alternative and emerging medicine is hard to define accurately

The Medical Board of Australia has no more plans to single out doctors offering complementary, alternative or unconventional medical treatments after abandoning its proposal for stand-alone guidelines.

Dr Anne Tonkin
Dr Anne Tonkin.

It’s been two years since the board unveiled its draft code, which explicitly warned doctors against providing treatments without a "reasonable expectation" of clinical

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