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A comprehensive review of the safety and effectiveness of this dietary supplement. If the dietary supplement is not a Do Not Use product, information on adverse effects, drug interactions and how to use the medication are included.
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  • Dietary and Herbal Supplements [hide all summaries]
    In the other chapters of this book, we have had access to published articles describing randomized, controlled trials in medical journals, medical textbooks, the FDA-approved label, and, importantly, the detailed review of the drug (based on a review of the raw data from the sponsor’s clinical trials) conducted by the FDA medical officer, at least for more recent drugs. This evidence base is far from complete for any dietary supplement. By definition, no supplement has passed an FDA safety and efficacy review (otherwise it would be a drug).

Worst Pills, Best Pills Newsletter Articles

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  • Managing Herbal Medicines in Patients Undergoing Surgery [hide all summaries]
    (January 2013)
    Find out why, if you are using any of nine different popular dietary supplements and you are planning to have surgery, you need to tell your doctor so you can stop using them at a safe interval before your operation. The intervals range from at least 24 hours before surgery to two weeks, the latter the case for most of the nine supplements.
  • Vitamins C and E and Prevention of Cataracts [hide all summaries]
    (February 2011)
    This article discusses the results of a new study involving more than 11,000 people who were given vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin E and C together, or placebos and followed them to see if they developed new cataracts. The article also includes a review of older studies of the effects of these vitamins on colds, kidney stones, cancer, heart disease and other diseases.

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