Dr.Bob,DC writes: "The Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) is the agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education for accreditation of programs and institutions. Last year, the CCE made drastic changes to their Standards document which removed basic core chiropractic descriptors such as "vertebral subluxation" and "without drugs or surgery".
Removal of these key terms, especially “without drugs or surgery,” will allow for an extremist group within the profession to pursue the addition of prescriptive rights and surgical procedures. They have been working towards this for many years and wish to create a Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine (DCM) program to teach these medical practices, circumventing the current necessary steps of separately receiving an MD, DO, or ND degree.
This reeks of back-room politicizing from the Pharmaceutical Industry."