TITLE

Sale of kava extract in some health food stores

AUTHOR(S)
Mills, Edward; Singh, Rana; Ross, Cory; Ernst, Edzard; Ray, Joel G.
PUB. DATE
November 2003
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/25/2003, Vol. 169 Issue 11, p1158
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
IN JANUARY 2002, HEALTH CANADA ISSUED AN ADVISORY, followed by a ban in August 2002, on the sale of herbal kava. One month after the advisory, 22 (67%) of 33 health food stores approached were selling kava. Two months after the ban, 17 (57%) of 30 stores continued to sell kava. These findings demonstrate that health food stores may need to be better informed about the sale of restricted natural health products.
ACCESSION #
11399427

 

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