Complementary Healthcare


ABSTRACT: Critical Discourse Analysis of Rhetoric Against Complementary Medicine

This paper aims to critically analyse a selection of the ‘Friends of Science in Medicine’ media to determine if power and ideology are linguistically structured and deployed in their representation of complementary medicine.

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Important Industry Notice – TGA reforms with direct detrimental impact for complementary medicine health professionals

The Complementary Healthcare Council of Australia (the CHC), the leading expert association exclusively committed to a vital and sustainable complementary medicines industry, has been engaging with the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on appropriate regulatory reform for complementary medicines (CMs) as part of the Governments’ Blueprint Reforms.

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The Safety of Complementary Medicines in Question

According to Consumers Health Forum chief executive Carol Bennett, Australian authorities have conducted safety, efficacy and quality tests on only 200 of the 11,000 complementary medicines listed on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods.

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