Americans spent $12.8 billion out-of-pocket on natural product supplements, which was about one-quarter of what they spent out-of-pocket on prescription drugs
A teaching hospital for physicians connected to the University of Florida offers cancer patients consultations in homeopathy and traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia launched an institute whose offerings include intravenous vitamin and mineral therapies
Americans spent $30.2 billion–$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out-of-pocket on complementary health approaches.
This amount represents 9% of all out-of-pocket spending by Americans on health care
Spending on complementary and alternative medicine spending has increased 78% over the past decade.