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Alternative Medicine

  1. Introduction

(Jones, 2010, p1)

 

     Audience hook: It is estimated that this year over 80 million adults in the United

States will use some type of alternative medicine, either in the form of herbs, megavitamins, yoga, or acupuncture (Broad, 2008).

  1. Currently, the federal government is focusing on developing more

understanding of these alternative medications to better diagnose their use and effectiveness (Broad, 2008).

  1. A core concern of policy makers is to ensure that alternative medications are not dangerous for public use. The problem is data shows the high cost of efficient clinical trials makes it difficult to examine the extravagant claims of these alternative medication providers.