TITLE

Natroceuticals may have faulty labeling, misleading information

PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Newspaper
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that natroceuticals, herbal and nutritional supplements may have faulty labeling and misleading information. Dr. Patricia A. Uber of the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore notes that a study from Michigan indicated that natroceuticals may have a negative effect on heart failure (HF) medications when patients with HF and who use Hawthorne extract were surveyed. In their study, Uber notes that only 31% of physicians asked their patients about natroceutical use.
ACCESSION #
35639348

 

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