Searching for a Cure: The FDA's Regulatory Approach to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
Kim, Anna L.
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CitationSearching for a Cure: The FDA's Regulatory Approach to Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine (1997 Third Year Paper)
AbstractI will begin this discussion by describing traditional Chinese medicine and how it compares to the Western medical tradition. Second, I will then examine why regulation is necessary given the impact of Chinese herbal medicine on American healthcare. Then, I will proceed to the problem of trying to fit a square peg into a round hole, namely, the issue of regulating Chinese herbal medicine under current statutory provisions. Fourth, I will analyze state and federal responses to alternative therapies in general and Chinese herbal medicine in particular, afterwards focusing on the FDA's piecemeal approach thus far. Finally, I will examine two potential models for reform, Germany and Canada, to see if there are lessons to be leamed from their practices.
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