Doctors Criticize Ethics of CAM

From the Australian Journal of Pharmacy‘s online magazine:
Doctors say selling CAMs is a violation of medical ethics

Most doctors believe it is unethical for pharmacists to sell complementary medicines without an established evidence based.

A new poll in the Medical Journal of Australia revealed that 76% of doctors who voted said ‘No, it’s unethical’ in answer to the poll question ‘Should pharmacists sell complementary and alternative medicines with little evidence base’.

Of the 173 respondents to the poll, 22% said ‘Maybe, if they inform their customers of the evidence’.

Only 2% said ‘yes, they’re entitled to make a profit’….

About Chris MacDonald

I'm a philosopher who teaches at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management in Toronto, Canada. Most of my scholarly research is on business ethics and healthcare ethics.

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