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The Harvard Medical School-Cambridge integrated clerkship: an innovative model of clinical education.
The Harvard Medical School-Cambridge Integrated Clerkship (HMS-CIC) is a redesign of the principal clinical year to foster students' learning from close and continuous contact with cohorts of
Assessing supplement safety--the FDA's controversial proposal.
By law, dietary supplements whose ingredients were not sold in the United States before 1994 require demonstration of a “reasonable expectation of safety” — a currently unenforced requirement. Will
Hazards of hindsight--monitoring the safety of nutritional supplements.
Americans spend more than $32 billion a year on dietary supplements, which do not require premarketing approval before they reach store shelves. Under current law, the FDA must identify and remove
American roulette--contaminated dietary supplements.
  • Pieter A. Cohen
  • Medicine
    The New England journal of medicine
  • 10 December 2009
TLDR
In one of the most dangerous cities in the United States, one portly police sergeant has more to worry about than crime, when he decides to try a weight-loss supplement, but instead of losing weight, he lost his job.
A methamphetamine analog (N,α-diethyl-phenylethylamine) identified in a mainstream dietary supplement.
TLDR
Two labs independently identified N,α-DEPEA in the supplement using ultra high performance liquid chromatography coupled to an LTQ Orbitrap XL mass spectrometer and UHPLC-quadruple-time-of-flight mass (Q-TOF) spectrometers.
Educational Outcomes of the Harvard Medical School–Cambridge Integrated Clerkship: A Way Forward for Medical Education
TLDR
CIC students are at least as well as and in several ways better prepared than their peers, and longitudinal integrated clerkships offer students important intellectual, professional, and personal benefits.
DMAA as a dietary supplement ingredient.
TLDR
It was found that most frontline providers in this study had very little training in the potential radiation risks from medical imaging and that these providers felt uncomfortable discussing the risks with patients.
An amphetamine isomer whose efficacy and safety in humans has never been studied, β-methylphenylethylamine (BMPEA), is found in multiple dietary supplements.
TLDR
Consumers of Acacia rigidula supplements may be exposed to pharmacological dosages of an amphetamine isomer that lacks evidence of safety in humans and the FDA should immediately warn consumers about BMPEA and take aggressive enforcement action to eliminate B MPEA in dietary supplements.
Safety of herbal supplements: a guide for cardiologists.
TLDR
Clinically relevant patterns of adverse cardiovascular reactions to herbal supplements are reviewed, resources and recommendations for practicing cardiologists evaluating patients with suspected herbal adverse effects are provided.
Use of a Pharmaceutically Adulterated Dietary Supplement, Pai You Guo, Among Brazilian-Born Women in the United States
TLDR
Use of this pharmaceutically adulterated supplement is common among Brazilian-born women in Massachusetts, and the FDA alerts and recall did not appear to decrease its use.
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