Guidelines on Developing Consumer Information on Proper Use of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
(2004; 109 pages) View the PDF document
Table of Contents
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentForeword
View the documentPreface
View the documentGlossary
Open this folder and view contents1. General Considerations
Open this folder and view contents2. Development of Consumer Information
Close this folder3. General Principles and Activities for Ensuring Reliable TM/CAM Information
View the document3.1 How to develop reliable information
Open this folder and view contents3.2 Dissemination of information
View the document3.3 Regulatory mechanisms for information and advertisements
Open this folder and view contents4. Topics to Consider when Developing Consumer Information Promoting Proper Use of TM/CAM
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3.1 How to develop reliable information

It is essential that national and/or local governments play an important role in controlling and supporting the development and dissemination of various information initiatives ensuring proper use in the field of TM/CAM. However, in order to develop contextually appropriate TM/CAM information, there is a need for collaboration and exchange of ideas among different stakeholders including: international organizations; regional, national and local authorities; manufacturers and suppliers of TM/CAM; TM/CAM researchers; professional organizations; consumer organizations; and NGOs involved in TM/CAM. Before starting to develop consumer information, it may be useful to examine what other countries have achieved (e.g. what kind of TM/CAM information and how this has been disseminated). Organizations or stakeholders in the same country but in other fields may also have useful experiences and information relevant for the development of TM/CAM consumer information.

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