Why is Integrative Pharmacy?
What is Integrative Medicine?
The Future of Pharmacy
Here’s some interesting statistics on integrative medicine. Australians already make use of both conventional and complementary medicines. Ideally your pharmacy will understand both and be capable enough to help you integrate those two worlds.
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3. Consortium of Academic Health Centres for Integrative Medicine. Definition of integrative medicine. 2009.
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