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Monday, November 14, 2005 

Not just semantics

Orac has an excellent post that goes from a specific news story in the UK about herbal remedies being full of dangerous prescription drugs to a more general point that I think is pretty important:

Remember this as well: If a supplement, herbal remedy, or other treatment has any real effect on your body, it is acting as a drug, and all drugs have side effects. For all drugs, it is a question of risk versus benefit, whether the benefits of the drug outweigh its side effect profile and risks.

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