No regulatory double standard for natural health products.

  title={No regulatory double standard for natural health products.},
  author={Noni E. MacDonald and Stuart Macleod and Matthew Stanbrook and Paul C. H{\'e}bert and Kenneth M. Flegel and Daniel Rosenfield},
  journal={CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne},
  volume={183 18},
ucts are effective therapies and are safer than pres cription drugs. This is oddly illogical reasoning. Although both appear to carry a similar Health Canada stamp of approval, there remains a specious dichotomy in the criteria and evidence needed for approval and monitoring of a drug compared with a natural health product. Before marketing a substance as a drug, a pharmaceutical company must provide extensive evidence, typically from Phase III randomized controlled trials, that its product… CONTINUE READING
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