Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine
"Businessman and retired Congressman Berkley Bedell founded the Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine in 1998... Mr. Bedell used his influence in Washington to bring attention to the need for investigating potential breakthrough treatments for public health. With Senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), he created the Office of Alternative Medicine within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate and validate promising alternative therapies. Despite this milestone, their efforts were frustrated by bureaucratic and scientific inertia.
"After years of working with the scientific establishment through NIH to promote the scientific investigation of alternative and complementary medicine, Mr. Bedell became convinced that the government was unable to adequately pursue innovative field investigations of these treatments. With his wife, Elinor, he founded FAIM to ensure that potentially life-saving ideas would receive the scientific attention they deserved."
- Joanne Quinn - Executive Director
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Resources and articles
- Ferdinando Pisani Massamormile - International Research Consultant