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AHRQ To CMS: Acupuncture For Fibromyalgia Has “Insufficient Evidence”

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Two randomized controlled clinical trials currently underway may shed light on whether a national non-coverage determination should be reversed for acupuncture to treat fibromyalgia, according to an 1AHRQ technology assessment

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