Correction: The Relative Safety of Ephedra Compared with Other Herbal Products. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:235. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-3-200308050-00016
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(3):235.
In its Discussion section, an article on the relative safety of ephedra (1) stated, “Some industry experts claim that ephedra is safe and note that the number of adverse reactions reported among users of ephedra may not be greater than the background rate of events in the population.” The reference provided for this sentence was a document presented in August 2000 at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Public Meeting on the Safety of Dietary Supplements and subsequently published by the Ephedra Education Council (2). This document, however, contained no explicit statement regarding the safety of ephedra.
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