Is It Really Medicine? The Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act and Informal Health Economy in the Philippines

@article{MendozaPhD2009IsIR,
  title={Is It Really Medicine? The Traditional and Alternative Medicine Act and Informal Health Economy in the Philippines},
  author={Roger Lee Mendoza, PhD},
  journal={Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={333 - 345}
}
This article examines one developing country’s (Philippines) experience in legalizing the age-old but controversial practice and use of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicine (TCAM). The case studies in this article shed light on the problems, challenges, and opportunities offered by herbal therapies, natural products, and alternative healing methods, and the policy context in which they exist. The study finds that normative, axiological, and ethical considerations underlie the… 
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