Melanie A. Jordan

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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the quality and quantity of drug information available to consumers on Internet websites marketing herbal weight-loss dietary supplements in the United States. METHODS We conducted an Internet search using the search engines Yahoo and Google and the keywords "herbal weight loss." Website content was(More)
In recent years, diverse nanoemulsion vehicles (NEs) have been developed with vast potential for improving therapeutic index of clinically approved and experimental drugs. Using oils rich in omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), several promising nanoemulsion formulations have been developed recently for oral and systemic administration.(More)
Due to the growing use of herbals and other dietary supplements healthcare providers and consumers need to know whether problems might arise from using these preparations in combination with conventional drugs. However, the evidence of interactions between natural products and drugs is based on known or suspected pharmacologic activity, data derived from in(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the extent of appropriate counseling provided to patients by pharmacists and nonpharmacists in retail settings regarding herbal dietary supplements for weight loss. DESIGN Descriptive, exploratory, nonexperimental study. SETTING Phoenix, AZ, metropolitan area, from June 2008 to January 2009. PARTICIPANTS Pharmacists and(More)
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