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Canadian study of colds and kids: Positive safety results for ginseng extract
Date:8/3/2008

seven other studies of natural health products (NHPs) for children as of 2007. They indicated that the lack of studies of this nature is "especially concerning" given that "current estimates suggest that 41% to 45% of children in Canada and the United States use NHPs".

COLD-fX, a patented extract of North American ginseng, discovered by a team of 25 University of Alberta scientists, is Canada's top selling cold and flu remedy for adults. It has been approved by Health Canada for use by adults. And the FDA has cleared its sale as a new dietary ingredient (NDI) for adults in the U. S.

The results of the trial come at a time when the FDA and Health Canada are reviewing the safety and efficacy of hundreds of children's cough and cold remedies sold in both countries. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says over 7,000 children under 12 are treated each year in U.S. hospital emergency rooms for adverse drug reactions from cough and cold medications.


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