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Controlling quackery: will new regulations help?

Posted 27 November 2013

An article (opinion) written by Kevin Charleston in relation to the new complementary medicine regulations recently published, has been published on the GroundUp website. The CAMS Regulations were published on the 15th November and can be downloaded from here or from the Government website. They need to be read in context with the document, Complementary medicines – Quality, safety, and efficacy, which can be downloaded here. It should be read in conjunction with those of Andy Gray and published here.

Kevin Charleston has written an excellent overview/opinion of the new CAM regulations and is best read on the GroundUp website, but we are posting the article below.

 

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Commentary on new Complementary Medicine regulations

Posted 21 November 2013

The CAMS Regulations were published on the 15th November and can be downloaded from here or from the Government website. They need to be read in context with the document, Complementary medicines – Quality, safety, and efficacy, which can be downloaded here.

Andy Gray (BPharm MSc(Pharm) FPS FFIP), a Senior Lecturer in the Division of Pharmacology, Discipline of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal (and Consultant Pharmacist, Centre for the AIDS Programme of Research in South Africa (CAPRISA)), has written a commentary on his view of the published regulations, and how they may be implemented. 

His commentary, first published on an email discussion group, DrugInfo, is reproduced with his permission.

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Analysis of the new CAMS regulations

Posted 09 September 2011

Marcus Low has written an analysis of the new CAMS regulations on Quackdown – with the intention of generating useful discussion. 

http://www.quackdown.info/article/will-new-alternative-medicines-r egulations-protect-consumers/

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