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Washington Post Article Deals with Criticisms of NCCAM as "Pseudoscience Center"

March 20, 2009 (Austin, TX). On March 17 the Washington Post published an article dealing with NCCAM (the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the US National Institutes of Health).

Critics Object to 'Pseudoscience' Center

By David BrownWashington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, March 17, 2009; Page HE01

The impending national discussion about broadening access to health care, improving medical practice and saving money is giving a group of scientists an opening to make a once-unthinkable proposal: Shut down the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health.

The notion that the world's best-known medical research agency sponsors studies of homeopathy, acupuncture, therapeutic touch and herbal medicine has always rankled many scientists. That the idea for its creation 17 years ago came from a U.S. senator newly converted to alternative medicine's promise didn't help.

[The full article is available here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/16/AR2009031602139.html?hpid=sec-health>.]