Is Alternative Medicine Really Medicine?

I wanted to share this fascinating discussion between two MDs on alternative medicine. This piece hits on key issues and offers support for some alternative practice while also debunking some garbage.

Science Friday (NPR): Is Alternative Medicine Really ‘Medicine’? (July 5, 2013)

I find many friends who decry “big pharma” and the evil FDA, but they put their faith in the most flimsy, “alternative” medical claims. This discussion really hits on some of the existing problems with our current, “standard” system (including big pharma), but also shows some of the problems with unsubstantiated claims of “alternative” treatments. A nice discussion.

The topics of medical treatment and disease containment will be part of our upcoming One Book program on World War Z. For more information, check out these items in our collection on “alternative medicine.”

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