Research and Industry

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has complementary medicine firmly in its sights. Attempting to regulate a complicated industry is within its scope. From machines reading the energy flows through the body, to bee pollen, from complex designer products orientated to prostate health, to some therapeutic toothpaste, the complementary medicine industry is one full of bold claims and sometimes little substance.

Natural medicine is beginning to embrace the need for evidence to validate and justify its claims.

Having conducted more than 20 drug trials, published widely, got across trial design, method and paradigm choice, epistemological and ontological issues, and the commercial realities of the 21st century Alastair Gray consults with industry stakeholders in clinical design