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NCCAM on echinacea

This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet

Executive Summary

The National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine has revised its website "to correct erroneous statements [NCCAM] had made previously" about a study on low-dose echinacea, the NIH center announces Oct. 12. The American Herbal Products Association suggested in an Oct. 4 letter to NCCAM Director Stephen Straus that the revisions be made (1"The Tan Sheet" Oct. 10, 2005, In Brief). The revisions include the removal of the sentence "what's on the label may not always be what's in the bottle," as well as a statement made by Straus endorsing the echinacea study critics felt was inconclusive. NCCAM also added a disclaimer statement as well as one clarifying the dosage used in the trial. The study appeared in the July 28 New England Journal of Medicine (2"The Tan Sheet" Aug. 1, 2005, p. 13)...

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