Editorial

Continuing Medical Education on Nutritional Supplements: Breaking Through Ignorance and Indifference

Authors: Victor S. Sierpina, MD

Abstract

In the United States, the supplement business grew at a 5% rate to $22.4 billion in 2006.1 Public use of dietary supplements and herbs is indisputably a huge factor in contemporary medical practice. Perhaps the most concerning statement in the article in this issue by Ashar et al,2 “Medical Residents’ Knowledge of Dietary Supplements,” was “that practicing physicians lack knowledge in these areas and rarely investigate supplements that they may not be familiar with.”

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