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First we went for the homeopaths…
More than two months after its launch, the Nightingale Collaboration is still attracting flak from CAM practitioners who apparently can't abide the prospect of being held to the same standards as advertisers of other products and services. I don't expect many of these critics to have the stomach to read much of what I say here. For them, I'm putting the case for the Nightingale Collaboration in a nutshell at the beginning: P1. We believe we should be able to make an informed choice about healthcare treatments as we do about anything else P2. Making misleading claims about healthcare therapies in order to encourage sick people to try them is unethical and potentially dangerous P3: The vast majority of misleading claims are made about CAM treatments P4. There are regulations in place intended to prevent questionable claims being made in the promotion of healthcare therapies C1: Healthcare practitioners shouldn't make misleading claims in their advertising C2: We can and should challenge