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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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Alternative Medicine Fraud

The term "alternative medicine” encompasses a wide array of health care practices, products, and therapies that are distinct from practices, products, and therapies used in conventional medicine. Examples of alternative medicine include homeopathic, traditional Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine.

The following information reflects enforcement actions taken by the Agency to protect consumers from fraudulent alternative medicine products.