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US alternative medicine spend reaches $33.9 billion

Amid concerns about the rising cost of healthcare, a new study suggests the American public wasted $33.9 billion of their health-dollars in 2007.

Research by the US National Center for Health Statistics shows this was the cost of out-of-pocket spending on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in that year. Nearly 40% of adults in the 29,266 households surveyed used some form of CAM ().

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