GPs' attitudes to alternative medicine are rarely straightforward

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The medical profession has a long-running uneasy relationship with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and its numerous advocates. 

This came to the fore again last month when a row blew up over the TGA’s decision to create an official list of approved clinical indications for complementary products. The list included terms largely unknown to biomedical science, with indications like “expelling heat from the intestine” or “harmonising the heart blood”.

Doctor groups were outraged that the TGA was giving

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