Warn patients off 'miracle cures', GPs told

GPs should help their patients think twice about the ‘miracle cures' and ‘quick fixes' being touted by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners, Australia's peak research body says.

A new NHMRC resource recommends doctors encourage their patients to think critically about the effectiveness and safety of CAMs using peer-reviewed evidence, rather than "simply because of something they have seen in an advertisement or on a website, or because of a personal success story".

"Patients should be encouraged to think twice about statements

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