Complex Chemical Concoctions

James W. Jefferson, MD

Published: February 15, 2006

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We are all aware of the evils of misguided polypharmacy with the attendant risks of side effects, toxicity, drug interactions, and expense in the absence of an evidence base to support its use. Let us take this a step further and imagine that we are working with products that comprise numerous unknown chemicals of questionable purity in amounts of variable and inconsistent concentrations. Welcome to the world of herbal medicine.’ ‹

Volume: 67

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