Letters Probiotics in children

All nutritional supplements should be classified as drugs

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39317.508079.80 (Published 30 August 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:414
  1. Paula J Whittaker, specialist registrar, public health
  1. Greater Manchester Health Protection Unit, Manchester M30 0NJ
  1. paula.whittaker{at}gmhpu.nhs.uk

    The study by Canani et al concluded that probiotics should be classified as drugs, and doctors should select preparations for which evidence of efficacy, in a given clinical condition, is supported by solid data.1

    All nutritional supplements that are sold on the basis …

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