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The Resource Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry, Dan Hurley

Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry, Dan Hurley

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Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry
Title
Natural causes
Title remainder
death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry
Statement of responsibility
Dan Hurley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
More than 60 percent of Americans use herbal and dietary supplements, fueling sales of $20 billion a year--despite a lack of evidence that these products are either safe or effective. Aside from extensive coverage of ephedra, the weight-loss supplement linked to the death of Baltimore Orioles pitcher Steve Belcher in 2003, the media has been disturbingly silent about the danger. Journalist Hurley breaks the silence: he charts the rise in deaths, disfigurements, and life-threatening injuries caused by supplements deceptively promoted as "safe and natural," and brings to light the backroom politics that led to the passage of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 (DSHEA), which essentially freed the industry from any FDA oversight. He shows how the industry concealed the truth about dozens of untested treatments, blending hard facts with harrowing personal stories to provide a hard-hitting look at an industry that is out of control.--From publisher description
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NLM
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1957-
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Hurley, Dan
Dewey number
338.4/76151
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1250
LC item number
.H87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 C-173
  • WB 925
NLM item number
H955n 2006
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  • Dietary supplements
  • Dietary supplements industry
  • Herb industry
  • Herbs
  • Phytotherapy
  • Advertising
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Drug Industry
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
  • Plant Extracts
  • Vitamins
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Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry, Dan Hurley
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-308) and index
Contents
Sue Gilliatt's nose -- A brief history of thyme -- The rattlesnake king -- Mother nature -- Wholesome as a glass of milk -- Kessler vs. Kessler -- Ancient Chinese remedy -- Alternative universe -- What's really in that bottle? -- One a day -- Women and children first -- Shark bait -- Looking for Mr. Natural -- Proof -- What we can do
Control code
ocm70122602
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780767920421
Lccn
2006047576
System control number
(OCoLC)70122602
Label
Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry, Dan Hurley
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-308) and index
Contents
Sue Gilliatt's nose -- A brief history of thyme -- The rattlesnake king -- Mother nature -- Wholesome as a glass of milk -- Kessler vs. Kessler -- Ancient Chinese remedy -- Alternative universe -- What's really in that bottle? -- One a day -- Women and children first -- Shark bait -- Looking for Mr. Natural -- Proof -- What we can do
Control code
ocm70122602
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 324 p.
Isbn
9780767920421
Lccn
2006047576
System control number
(OCoLC)70122602

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