Alternative medicine has become increasingly popular in Bahrain however there are concerns that a lack of control and regulation has allowed in the words of one government official “quacks to have a field day”.
National Health Regulatory Authority chief executive officer Dr Baha Eldin Fateha also said in a statement to the Gulf Daily News that:
“There have also been many cases of diabetes and cancer patients getting complicated [sic] due to the use of so-called herbal medicines.”
A delegation will travel to China next month to study the country’s alternative medicine laws, particularly those governing quality control, he said.
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