Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie,
MD, PhD, Senior Editor.
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.
Cantor HE, Malani A. Ethical Issues in Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine. JAMA. 2004;291(18):2192-2194. doi:10.1001/jama.291.18.2192-a