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  1. Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine research conference disappoints even NCCAM
    From the Wikimedia Commons, originally posted by Flickr user Alex E. Proimos (…
  2. What’s in a name?: NCCAM tries to polish a turd
    What’s in a name? that which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet; So Romeo would, were he not Romeo call’d, Retain that dear perfection which he owes Without that title. Romeo, doff thy name, And for that name which is no part of thee Take all myself. William Shakes…
  3. Getting NCCAM’s money’s worth: Some results of NCCAM-funded studies of homeopathy
    As hard as it is to believe, the Science-Based Medicine blog that you’re so eagerly reading is fast approaching its fifth anniversary of existence. The very first post here was a statement of purpose by Steve Novella on January 1, 2008, and my very first post was a somewhat rambling introducti…
  4. Acupuncture: NCCAM Calls California’s Bluff
    The [California Department of Consumer Affairs'] use of the term “endorsement” is inaccurate, may confuse the public, and may lead the public to falsely conclude that NIH has made certain efficacy and/or safety conclusions regarding acupuncture. Further, consensus conference reports are …
  5. NCCAM manipulates spinal manipulation
    “Complementary and alternative medicine,” as pediatrician and fellow blogger John Snyder aptly stated in a recent journal article on CAM and children, is a term used to describe a disparate, poorly defined set of practices and treatment modalities presumed to be distinct from so-called ‘conve…
  6. NCCAM on “integrative medicine”: What’s in a word?
    I don’t know how I’ve missed this, given that it’s been in existence now for a month and a half, but I have. Regular readers (and even fairly recent readers, given that I write about this topic relatively frequently) know that I’m not a big fan of the National Center for Comp…
  7. Foolishness or Fraud? Bogus Science at NCCAM
    Voodoo science is a sort of background noise, annoying but rarely rising to a level that seriously interferes with genuine scientific discourse… The more serious threat is to the public, which is not often in a position to judge which claims are real and which are voodoo. Those who are fortuna…
  8. “Obama Promises $156 Million to Alzheimer’s…But where will the money come from?” That’s easy: the NCCAM!
    The quoted language above is part of the headline of this story in today’s The Scientist: Citing the rising tide of Americans with Alzheimer’s—projections suggest 10 million people will be afflicted by 2050—the Obama administration and top National Institutes of Health officials are taki…
  9. NCCAM Criticism from a Not-Quite-Opponent
    The demographic of SBM readers are likely to remember the early Miller Lite beer television commercials where sports personalities debated as to whether the beverage “tastes great” or was “less filling.” In one classic version, New York Mets’ Marv Throneberry breaks the…
  10. Update on Josephine Briggs and the NCCAM
    Dr. Gorski is in the throes of grant-writing, so I’m filling in for him today by following up on a topic introduced a few months ago. It involves a key medical player in the U.S. government: Dr. Josephine Briggs, Director of the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM…
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