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Regulations on complementary and alternative medicine

Regulations on complementary and alternative medicine

Module 1740

This module covers:

  • The UK and European regulation of medicines and where complementary and alternative medicines (CAM) sit
  • Nice guidance on when CAM may be used on the NHS
  • Regulations around e-cigarettes

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Not so long ago, complementary health treatments were considered as something only used by people pursuing an alternative lifestyle. Nowadays, they are big business, though the sheer breadth of the term complementary health makes it pretty much impossible to put a figure on uptake or sales.

Although there is no hard and fast definition of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), it is fair to say that they are generally considered to be treatments that fall outside mainstream healthcare.

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