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Table 6 Characteristics of natural product regulation and naturopathic ‘tools of trade’

From: Characteristics of global naturopathic education, regulation, and practice frameworks: results from an international survey

ACCESS TO NATURAL PRODUCTS (n=65)
 Botanical medicines N %
  Restricted and requires a prescription 11 16.9
  Access to health professional only 8 12.3
  Restricted but available to consumers (i.e. behind the counter) 13 20.0
  Freely available to consumers (i.e. over the counter) 35 53.8
  Not available at all 3 4.6
Nutraceuticals
  Restricted and requires a prescription 7 10.8
  Access to health professional only 6 9.2
  Restricted but available to consumers (i.e. behind the counter) 12 18.5
  Freely available to consumers (i.e. over the counter) 34 52.3
  Not available at all 2 3.1
Homeopathics
  Restricted and requires a prescription 9 13.8
  Access to health professional only 12 18.5
  Restricted but available to consumers (i.e. behind the counter) 11 16.9
  Freely available to consumers (i.e. over the counter) 31 47.7
  Not available at all 3 4.6
Other
  Restricted and requires a prescription 7 10.8
  Access to health professional only 6 9.2
  Restricted but available to consumers (i.e. behind the counter) 4 6.2
  Freely available to consumers (i.e. over the counter) 8 12.3
  Not available at all 3 4.6
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