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Herbals and dietary supplements: what consumers need to know

The growing use of herbals and dietary supplements calls for increasing consumer education of products, their ingredients and effects, possible interactions with other medications, and much more. Candy Tsourounis, PharmD, director of the Drug Information Analysis Service, School of Pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco, shares practical tips on how to use herbals and dietary supplements effectively and safely in an interview on KQED radio, April 21, 2005.


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