(2004; 109 pages)
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.