Two health centres are being set up in the US to study alternative health. The centres, in Minneapolis and Seattle, will scientifically assess the benefits of the treatments in the same way that conventional medicine is evaluated. Each centre has be
At the same time, a group of 42 doctors in the US has petitioned the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to crack down on the marketing of homeopathic medicines which they describe as "a scam". They want state laws which regulate all unlicensed drugs to apply to homeopathic remedies as well. About $250m of homeopathic medicines are sold in the US every year.