Cecile Punzalan, MD, MPH; Daniel S. Budnitz, MD, MPH; Stuart J. Chirtel, MStat, MSc; Andrew I. Geller, MD; Olivia E. Jones, MPH; Robert P. Mozersky, DO; Beverly Wolpert, PhD, MS
Disclaimer: The findings and conclusions in this study are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the FDA, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank William R. Mindak, BS, formerly of the FDA and now head of Mindak Professional Services, Springfield, Virginia, for his assistance in measuring the pill samples. Mr. Mindak was not compensated for his assistance. The authors also thank Travis Canida, BS, and John Ihrie, MStat, MSPS, of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition FDA Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Staff for estimating the proportional reporting ratios.
Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M19-0947.
Reproducible Research Statement:Study protocol:Available from Dr. Punzalan (e-mail, Cecile.Punzalan@fda.hhs.gov). Statistical code: Available from Dr. Punzalan, Mr. Chirtel (e-mail, Stuart.Chirtel@fda.hhs.gov), or Mr. Canida (e-mail, Travis.Canida@fda.hhs.gov). Data set: Available with legally required redactions at www.fda.gov/food/compliance-enforcement-food/cfsan-adverse-event-reporting-system-caers.
Punzalan C, Budnitz DS, Chirtel SJ, et al. Swallowing Problems and Dietary Supplements: Data From U.S. Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reports, 2006–2015. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print 20 August 2019]:. doi: 10.7326/M19-0947
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2019.
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