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Medicine: Herbal Remedies #350666

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, May 25, 1993
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Reality Check story introduced.

(Studio: Bob Arnot) The lack of regulations of the herbal remedies industry examined; cases of toxic side effects from taking herbs outlined. [Herb user Joanne YOUNG, Saint Paul medical center Dr. Fannie CLARK, herb user Linda WILLIAMS - cite cases in which the user almost died after taking comfrey.] [FDA (Food and Drug Administration) Mike TAYLOR - says legislation may be needed.] Herbs that may have side effects outlined on screen. Undercover scenes shown in which health store staffers offer advice about herbs. [National Council Against Health Fraud Dr. John RENNER, Herb Research Foundation Robert McCALEB - comment.] Advice to the consumer on using herbs presented.

Arnot, Bob;
Rather, Dan

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