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CAMS rules ‘draconian'

SA’s new complementary and alternative medicines (Cams) regulations are draconian, misleading and insulting. Leon Louw, executive director of the [b]Free Market Foundation[/b] says in a [s]Business Day[/s] report that they might promote rather than curb scams and pseudoscience. He says they subject supposedly unscientific Cams to supposedly scientific allopathic standards.

And, Louw argues, the difference between the two is smaller than protagonists of science assume. The far-reaching regulations effectively ban many popular Cams and subject others to prohibitive controls, which the Health Products Association says are ‘unworkable’.

[link url=http://www.bdlive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2014/06/18/medicines-rules-are-insulting-to-consumers]Full Business Day report[/link]

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