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Mixed news on supplements

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NPR's "Talk of the Nation" plans to air an upcoming series on supplement use called "Do No Harm," which will likely examine supplement-drug interactions, and the network's "All Things Considered" will run a feature on alternative medicine in the near future. The radio broadcasts will be the latest installments in a flurry of recent media coverage on supplements. A June 20 New York Times article highlighted the work of ConsumerLab.com, while the Washington Post ran a piece June 18 about supplement products for children and recently carried a story on a Virginia woman who suffered seizures after taking ephedrine. CBS News' "48 Hours" featured a story entitled "Living Better Longer" June 15, with a segment on actor Nick Nolte's supplement use, a piece on nationally syndicated radio host Dr. Dean Edell, who was highly critical of supplements, and the story of a woman hospitalized due to herbal-drug interactions

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