Ephedra & Diet Supplements

Guests:

Jon Hamilton
*NPR Science Editor

Dr. Sidney Wolfe
*Director, Public Citizen's Health Research Group

Michael Mcguffin
*President, American Herbal Products Association

Paul Coates
*Director of the Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health
*President, American Herbal Products Association

The Justice Department has launched a criminal investigation into a company that markets a popular diet supplement containing ephedra. Some believe the herbal stimulant has dangerous and sometimes deadly side effects and has not been properly tested. On the next Talk of the Nation, join Neal Conan for a look at the debate over ephedra and other herbal supplements. That's on the next Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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