Alternative medicines spruiked for coronavirus "protection"

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Patients have been turning to traditional Chinese medicine for protection against coronavirus as the panic around the virus continues to spread....

Dr Mark Morgan, professor of General Practice at Bond University in Queensland and chair of the RACGP Expert Committee for Quality Care, said the safety and efficacy of the remedies were yet to be established, but said they appeared to be products of confusion and public anxiety.

 

 

 

"If health claims are being made, the product should be subject to TGA regulation and advertising standards," he said.

 

 

 

Period5 Feb 2020

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  • TitleAlternative medicines spruiked for coronavirus "protection"
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletAustralian Doctor News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date5/02/20
    DescriptionPatients have been turning to traditional Chinese medicine for protection against coronavirus as the panic around the virus continues to spread.
    Producer/AuthorSiobhan Calafiore
    PersonsMark Morgan