The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) lobbed another volley a few days ago in the ongoing war between the straight and mixer factions of chiropractic. Actually, "straight" and "mixer" hardly begins to describe the full spectrum of practices available from one or another chiropractor, from those who stick to the "detection and correction" of the
Only 3 months ago, in "Chiropractic drug wars heat up again," SFSBM chronicled the latest battle, brought on the pending establishment of a College of Chiropractic Pharmacology and Toxicology. (You will find links to a full history of this intrafraternal war in the post.) This is a key element in the ACA's newly announced plan to push for revision of the state chiropractic practice acts. (Part of the ACA's "
Scope of Practice Determined by Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Education, Training and Experience Obtained Through Appropriately Accredited Institutions.
In other words, if the CCE says you can do it, you can. So, if the CCE thinks a chiropractic college's pharmacology education is up to snuff, then presumably graduates of that program can prescribe and administer drugs. Even worse, if one of the
We in the science-based community know that the subluxation is a prescientific construct dreamed up one day by a "
The term “medicine” cannot and should not be used in conjunction with or to describe in any way, the practice of chiropractic.
Prescriptive rights for drugs and or injectables falls under the practice of medicine and have not and should not be included in the scope of chiropractic practice for the safeguarding of both the profession and of the practicing doctors, as well as for the safety of the public.
The ICA should create a statement to promote a drugless profession and should aggressively oppose the utilization of the term “chiropractic medicine” and “injectable” language in any future legislative and or regulatory efforts on a jurisdiction level.
We are not concerned with safeguarding the profession but we are most certainly concerned with the safety of the public. Chiropractors have no business prescribing or administering drugs or practicing as primary care physicians. In fact, when given the opportunity, they have demonstrated that they will use their privileges