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Ignore growing patient interest in alternative medicine at your peril, MDs warned.
Canada now has an institute to study alternative medicine and seek evidence concerning it. The founder, endocrinologist Wah Jun Tze, says most physicians appreciate that the institute will seek to find evidence for unproven therapies. It recently named a research director, and expects to have protocols for randomized, controlled studies in place by the new year. Herbal remedies are one likely candidate for study.