Traditional Chinese medicine must face same regulations as Western methods, European doctors demand

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Top European medical bodies demanded on Thursday that Chinese traditional medicines be subject to the same regulatory oversight as conventional Western methods, despite recent WHO recognition of their use.“Just because the World Health Organisation includes a chapter on traditional Chinese medicine in its new International Classification of Diseases, it is not automatically safe to use without robust evidence,” Professor Dan Marhala, president of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, said in a…

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