Medicines update

Reports that non-evidence-based products are being used in place of those with a proven record of efficacy are causing concerns in the latest Medicines update.

Concerns raised over CAM use

The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) is concerned about reports of non-evidence based complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) being used in place of evidence-based treatments for patients with serious but treatable conditions.

The current NHMRC Strategic Plan 2013–2015 identified "Claiming benefits for human health not based on evidence