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Table 7 Responses of physicians and pharmacists to adverse events among their patients

From: Behaviors of consumers, physicians and pharmacists in response to adverse events associated with dietary supplement use

  Physicians Pharmacists  
n % n % P-value
Advice to stop using dietary supplements immediately 110 84.0 76 75.2 0.137
Nothing apart from a follow-up 32 24.4 24 23.8 1.000
Ask patients to report to other institutes by themselves 14 10.7 19 18.8 0.117
Ask manufacturers about their products 5 3.8 19 18.8 <0.001
Report to public health centers 11 8.4 12 11.9 0.510
Report to the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan or other consumer affairs centers 4 3.1 6 5.9 0.455
Report to the Consumer Affairs Agency, Government of Japan 1 0.8 1 1.0 -
Others 4 3.1 3 2.3 -
  1. Physicians (n = 131), Pharmacists (n = 101), P-values were calculated using the χ 2 test