Beyond the myth of expensive clinical study: assessment of traditional medicines.

@article{Graz2007BeyondTM,
  title={Beyond the myth of expensive clinical study: assessment of traditional medicines.},
  author={Bertrand Graz and Elaine Elisabetsky and J. C. V. Falquet},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  year={2007},
  volume={113 3},
  pages={
          382-6
        }
}
Clinical studies with human subjects represent the only assessment of effectiveness and safety that can translate into medical practice, and national or local health policy. There are several reasons why traditional medicines (in fact medicinal plants and other alternative or complementary medicines) should be subjected to more clinical research with patient observation and follow-up: firstly, this would help to select products of interest for further investigations in ethnopharmacology… CONTINUE READING
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