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Current Issues Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the United States. Part 1

The Widespread Use of CAM and the Need for Better-Informed Health Care Professionals to Provide Patient Counseling
C. Lee Ventola, MS
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Pharmacists and physicians are in an ideal position to counsel patients on the use of dietary supplements and CAM, but many currently lack the formal training needed to help the growing number of people who wish to use these treatments. Standards have been issued to guide health care professionals, but more initiatives are needed.