Bioethics 30 (2):77-84 (2016)

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Chris MacDonald
Ryerson University
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Is it ethical to market complementary and alternative medicines? Complementary and alternative medicines are medical products and services outside the mainstream of medical practice. But they are not just medicines offered and provided for the prevention and treatment of illness. They are also products and services – things offered for sale in the marketplace. Most discussion of the ethics of CAM has focused on bioethical issues – issues having to do with therapeutic value, and the relationship between patients and those purveyors of CAM. This article aims instead to consider CAM from the perspective of commercial ethics. That is, we consider the ethics not of prescribing or administering CAM but the ethics of selling CAM
Keywords CAM  homeopathy  markets  acupuncture  business ethics  naturopathy
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DOI 10.1111/bioe.12226
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