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Analysis of the Final WHCCAMP Report

Appendix A: List of Acronyms

Association of American Medical Colleges
AACOM: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
AANP: American Association of Naturopathic Physicians
AER: Adverse Events Reporting System
AHRQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AMA: American Medical Association
BHPr: Bureau of Health Professions
BPHC: Bureau of Primary Health Care
CDCP: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CME: Continuing Medical Education
CMS: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (formerly the Health Care Financing Administration)
CSPC: Consumer Product Safety Commission
D.C.: Doctor of Chiropractic
DOD: Department of Defense
D.O.: Doctor of Osteopathy
DOEd: Department of Education
DSHEA: Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
GSA: General Services Administration
FDA: Food and Drug Administration
FSMB: Federation of State Medical Boards
FTC: Federal Trade Commission
GAO: Government Accounting Office
GMP: Good Manufacturing Practices
HIPAA: Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HMO: Health Maintenance Organization
HRSA: Health Resources & Services Administration
IHS: Indian Health Service
IOM: Institute of Medicine
L.Ac: Licensed Acupuncturist
M.D.: Medical Doctor
MEPS: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey.
MSOP: Medical Schools Objectives Project
NAS: National Academy of Sciences
NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NCCAM: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
NCI: National Cancer Institute
N.D.: Naturopathic Doctor
NHSC: National Health Services Corps.
NIH: National Institutes of Health
NLEA: Nutrition Labeling and Education Act
NLM: National Library of Medicine
NSF: National Science Foundation
ODS: Office of Dietary Supplements
OIG: Office of the Inspector General
OMB: Office of Management and Budget
OMH: Office of Minority Health
OSTP: Office of Science and Technology Policy
OWH: Office of Women's Health
PHS: Public Health Service
PPO: Preferred Provider Organization
SAMSHA: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SBA: Small Business Administration
SBIR: Small Business Innovative Research Program
STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer Research Program
USDA: United States Department of Agriculture
USP: United States Pharmacopeia
VA: Department of Veterans Affairs
WHCCAMP: White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy
WHO: World Health Organization

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This article was posted on March 26, 2002.