Ryan Abbot, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M has prepared an interesting 52 page document titled Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge.
From the Executive Summary:
Many problems associated with the protection of traditional medical knowledge lack clear solutions. In attempting to protect traditional medicine, traditional knowledge holders are confronted by a confusing and diverse group of national and international policies, regulatory systems designed primarily to accommodate pharmaceutical medicines, safety and efficacy concerns, and challenges to ownership.
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