TITLE

Fatalities after CAM: an overview

AUTHOR(S)
Ernst, Edzard
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p404
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Opinion
ABSTRACT
The author highlights the rare but potentially serious nature of adverse events after complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). He summarises reports of fatalities that have occurred after acupuncture, ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA)-chelation therapy, and chiropractic and notes that a total of over 100 deaths were associated with such therapies. He also cites the likelihood of incomplete reporting of outcomes and asserts the need to implement adverse effects monitoring schemes.
ACCESSION #
63277102

 

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