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Regulating herbal medicine and acupuncture: author’s reply

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: (Published 01 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a590
  1. Robert M Pittilo, vice chancellor
  1. 1Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen AB10 1FR
  1. R.M.Pittilo{at}

    In the same week that the report to ministers from the Department of Health steering group on the statutory regulation of acupuncture, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine. and other traditional medicine systems practised in the UK was published,1 the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) issued a further alert on poor practice causing serious harm in the herbal medicines sector.2 Colquhoun (previous letter) …

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