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May 12, 2004

Ethical Issues in Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(18):2192-2194. doi:10.1001/jama.291.18.2192-a

To the Editor: In their Special Communication, Dr Miller and colleagues1 stressed the need for studies that can identify whether complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments produce clinically valuable placebo effects. They argued that such studies should control for the natural progression of disease, and should use objective rather than subjective outcomes.

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