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Deadly Remedy: A Mysterious Disease, a Medicinal Herb, and the Recognition of a Worldwide Public Health Threat

Geoffrey C. Kabat

in Getting Risk Right: Understanding the Science of Elusive Health Risks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231166461
eISBN:
9780231542852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166461.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

The dangers of herbal supplements were highlighted when a number of young women attending a weight loss clinic in Brussels, Belgium developed kidney failure. It turned out that the herb Aristolochia ... More


In Defense of the Pfizer Factors 1 , 2 , 3

J. Howard Beales, Timothy J. Muris, and Robert Pitofsky

in The Regulatory Revolution at the FTC: A Thirty-Year Perspective on Competition and Consumer Protection

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199989287
eISBN:
9780199346325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199989287.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Competition Law

This chapter examines one particular aspect of consumer protection law—advertising substantiation—highlighting its merits and defending it against recent transgressions. It analyzes the FTC's 1972 ... More


Use of Botanicals in Children and Adults

Gail B. Mahady, Sheila M. Wicks, and Rudolf Bauer

in Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders: Prevention, Assessment, and Treatment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199398911
eISBN:
9780199398942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter discusses botanicals and the use of complementary and alternative medicine in children and adults, including factors to consider in evaluation, management, treatments, and safety.


Risk, Chance, and Causation: Investigating the Origins and Treatment of Disease

Michael B. Bracken

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300188844
eISBN:
9780300189551
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300188844.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But ... More


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