As biased as most of the medical community is against Integrative Medicine, which includes natural health approaches, it’s heartening indeed that Texas may recognize it and even set up a board that understands it!
A court defeat for the Texas Medical Board is changing policies—and minds.
Plaintiffs have accused the Texas Medical Board (TMB) of “pervasive and continuing violations of…constitutional rights”—and a federal court is allowing their suit to go forward.
Everyone agrees that the current healthcare system needs to be overhauled. Doctors, nurses, practitioners, and caregivers labor every day in a system that can be mind-boggling to negotiate. Physicians know that they may be criticized or have their license threatened by their respective state’s Boards of Medicine if they step outside the current standard of […]
Several weeks back, Pulse of Health Freedom focused on the issue of electronic medical records, mentioning a Wall Street Journal opinion piece authored by two Harvard educators who disputed the administration’s claim that electronic medical records would save our healthcare system $80 billion.
State medical boards across the country routinely target doctors who practice outside the rigid norm of conventional medicine. Some states, like Kentucky and North Carolina, banned the entire profession of integrative and nutritionally oriented physicians from practicing in years past. Other states, like Connecticut and Texas, are notorious for their vigorous assaults against physicians who […]
Physicians who use complementary and alternative therapies in their clinical practices often face charges from their respective state boards of medicines for practicing “outside the standard of care.” USA Today has conducted a review of the state pharmacy board panels, who are assigned to oversee prescription drug safety for American consumers. They found that nearly […]
Integrative physicians are disproportionately the targets of state medical board action. They are often held to a different standard. Because their practice is outside the norm, the charge of “practicing outside the standard of care for the practice of medicine” is often leveled at them—even in the absence of any patient being harmed.
A recent Wall Street Journal article about a prescription form of folic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B12 to treat diabetic neuropathy makes us wonder about another attempt to make supplements available only by prescription. According to the article, the prescription supplement boosts the production of nitric oxide which in turn relieves neuropathy.
A recent post in the blog of attorney of Michael Cohen, author of Legal Issues in Alternative Medicine and other books, speaks to pending cases by the Florida Department of Health against unlicensed practitioners of alternative medicine. In fact, graduates of accredited institutions such as Bastyr University have been unable to use their professional degree […]