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For alternative therapies, what is a fair hearing?

By Anette Breindl
Science Editor

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A paper in the most recent issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine gave a scathing indictment of randomized clinical trials of alternative medicine. Such trials, authors David Gorski of Wayne State University and Stephen Novella of Yale University wrote in their paper "Clinical trials of integrative medicine: testing whether magic works?", have increased tremendously in the past 20 years. And they have not improved medicine overall.

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