OCAM (Formerly OAM)

At this page you will find articles relating to the Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM)--soon to be the Office of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (OCAM)--at the National Institutes of Health. Since November 1991, when OAM was created through the efforts of Sen. Tom Harkin, this has been a rollercoaster ride of raised and plunging expectations. I am a founding member of the Alternative Medicine Program Advisory Council of the NIH, appointed by HHS Sec. Donna Shalala. As my three-year tenure draws to an end, I remained "guardedly optimistic" about the future, although I continue to be perturbed by the slowness with which things get done in Bethesda. --Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

History Teaches (1992)
Gov't Committee to Study (1992)
Chantilly meeting (1992)
Bedell Statement (1993)
Jacobs Appointed (1993)
Which Side is She On? (1993)
Who Cares About NIH? (1993)
Jacobs-Harkin Dialogue (1993)
Please, Sen. Harkin (1993)
Senators Question OAM (1993)
OAM Confrontation (1993)
OAM Teams Visit Docs (1993)
Playground of Quacks (1994)
Jacobs Resignation (1994)
Big Changes at OAM (1994)
Delays at OAM (1994)
Chantilly report (1995)
Wayne Jonas Appointed (1995)

Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is director of the The Moss Reports for cancer patients. Dr. Moss is the author of eleven books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is or has been an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the American Urological Association, Columbia University, the University of Texas, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the German Society of Oncology. He wrote the first article on alternative medicine for the Encyclopedia Britannica yearbook. He is listed in Marquis Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in the East, and Who's Who in Entertainment (as a film documentarian). This Web site does not advocate any particular treatment for cancer. We urge you to always seek competent medical advice for all health problems, especially cancer. Before consulting our site please read our full Disclaimer statement.

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