Herbal Medicines Put Thousands in Danger, Say Experts
Byline: MARK PRIGG
HERBAL remedies are putting thousands of people at risk, experts warn today.
They say alternative medicines are often poorly labelled and taken without consulting a doctor. Some could prove fatal, scientists claim.
Today Professor Peter Houghton of King's College, London, called for urgent legislation. He said: "There is a risk with herbal medicines.
People are taking these to try and cure some pretty major diseases, and taking them in conjunction with traditional medicine. We simply don't know how the two interact or what the effects of these remedies actually are."
Professor Houghton added: "People know there is a …
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Publication information: Article title: Herbal Medicines Put Thousands in Danger, Say Experts. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Evening Standard (London, England). Publication date: September 6, 2004. Page number: 2. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2004 Gale Group.
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