Statement from Florida Department of Citrus regarding report in The Lancet



    TORONTO, April 2 /CNW/ - The Florida Department of Citrus, along with
leading scientific experts, are reviewing the embargoed report from The
Lancet.
    Based on information available to date, The Lancet report looks to be
inconsistent with published scientific studies which indicate grapefruit does
not cause a clinically significant interaction with oral contraceptives. We
are aware of no validated evidence that grapefruit affects oral
contraceptives, and they are generally considered to be safe to consume with
grapefruit.
    The industry continues to work collaboratively with leading scientific
experts on food-drug interactions to evaluate research on potential drug
interactions with grapefruit.





For further information:

For further information: If you're interested in speaking with a
food-drug interaction expert, please contact: Ian Roberts, GolinHarris, (416)
642-7906, iroberts@golinharris.com

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