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Studies Question Herbal Supplement Safety

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Studies Question Herbal Supplement Safety

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Studies Question Herbal Supplement Safety

Studies Question Herbal Supplement Safety

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A study in the Journal of the American Medical Association suggests the popular herbal supplement St. John's Wort may do some harm because it interferes with prescription medications. A second study finds that most Web sites selling herbal supplements make unsupported health claims about their products. Hear NPR's Rachel Jones.