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CAM, free speech, and the British legal system: overstepping the mark?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19848549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The British Chiropractic Association recently won a libel case against the science writer and CAM 'skeptic' Dr Simon Singh for publishing an article in a British newspaper in which he accused them of promoting 'bogus' treatments. This has ignited a campaign in the UK to 'keep the libel laws out of science'. In this article, the tension between media freedom of expression and defamation law is examined, and possible ramifications for CAM in the UK explored.
Lionel R Milgrom
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1557-7708     ISO Abbreviation:  J Altern Complement Med     Publication Date:  2009 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-23     Completed Date:  2010-02-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508124     Medline TA:  J Altern Complement Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1135-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Homeopathy Research Institute , London, United Kingdom.
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MeSH Terms
Chiropractic / legislation & jurisprudence*
Civil Rights / legislation & jurisprudence*
Complementary Therapies / legislation & jurisprudence*
Great Britain
Liability, Legal*
Newspapers / legislation & jurisprudence*
Publishing / legislation & jurisprudence*
Science / legislation & jurisprudence
Societies, Medical / legislation & jurisprudence
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J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Oct;15(10):1055-6   [PMID:  19848544 ]

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