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Vitamin counselingJun 30, 2010 11:20 EDT
There's a tendency for patients to think that physicians are "against vitamins" and so discussing them can be a tricky proposition. With scant information on safety and efficacy, no FDA regulation, and the real danger of vitamin-drug interactions, taking vitamins can be harmful and extrapolating data on the subject is complicated and interpretive. How do you address vitamins with your patients? Despite the paucity of information does vitamin D deficiency merit treatment in your practice?
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