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Functional Medicine Wellness Practices Gain Legal Traction

Functional medicine wellness practices must answer to similar legal rules as medical practices in general – only we tailor our legal consults to the needs of the particular functional medicine [...]

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Alternative Medicine Fraud Remains an FDA Staple, Despite FDA Guidance on Low-Risk, General Wellness

Healthcare fraud remains a broad regulatory category that enforcement authorities can use against the manufacturer or distributor of a healthcare product that raises questions in the minds of [...]

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Michael H Cohen participates in Leadership Program in Integrative Health

Michael H Cohen will be presenting Legal Issues In Integrative Healthcare for The Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University.

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Joint Commission Includes Complementary Therapy Approaches in Pain Management Standard

The Joint Commission, which accredits and certifies more than 20,500 health care organizations and programs in the United States, has revised its pain management standard to include complementary [...]

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Is it fee-splitting for medical doctors to share revenues with non-medical business owners?

"I provide medical (or acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathic, massage) services on an hourly basis and get paid a percentage of revenues in return.” Is that fee-splitting?

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Can Integrative Medicine Be Made Clinically Responsible, Ethically Appropriate, and Legally Defensible?

How can integrative medicine be made "clinically responsible, ethically appropriate, and legally defensible?" I invented the above mantra during my five years on faculty at Harvard Medical School.

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Medico-Legal Issues in Cardiology published by Cardiology in Review

Healthcare & FDA attorney Michael H. Cohen is co-author of "Medico-Legal Issues in Cardiology," published by Cardiology in Review 2013;21:222-228. The article aims to educate physicians about the [...]