November 27, 2012
'Natural' Means Neither 'Safe' nor 'Effective'
Geoffrey Kabat, Slate
This past October, the office of the inspector general of the Department of Health and Human Services issued two reports underscoring the need for improved oversight of the marketing of dietary supplements and improved surveillance of their effects. The reports add to a mounting body of evidence documenting a serious public-health problem.
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