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“Critics of complementary and alternative medicine have condemned the Privy Council's decision to award a Royal Charter to the chiropractors' professional body. According to the website of the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), the College of Chiropractors was granted the charter by the Queen last week, following a meeting of the Privy Council…Edzard Ernst, emeritus professor of complementary medicine at the University of Exeter, described the awarding of the charter as "a serious mistake which debases the [royal] title as carried by all the other royal colleges"…David Colquhoun, professor of pharmacology at University College London, described the awarding of the Royal Charter as "a bad day for reason”.” Times Higher Education Supplement (16th November 2012)