Why pharmacists should be supporting integrative doctors under fire

The recent announcement by the Medical Board of Australia (MBA) that complementary medicine may soon face tighter regulation, should be of concern not just to responsible practitioners in the complementary health field, but also to pharmacists throughout the country. The discussion paper released by the MBA in February of this year specifically mentions integrative medicine 

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Drug manufacturer to launch commercial version of ‘natural painkiller’ Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA)

A large U.S. pharmaceutical company is preparing to go to market with a mass-produced commercial version of a natural pain management supplement that compounding pharmacies in Australia have been providing to integrative doctors and their patients for many years – Palmitoylethanolamide, or PEA. In November the drug manufacturer, Gencor, announced it had recently completed a 

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