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Shedding Light on Herbal Supplements

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To keep pace with public interest, physicians should know as much about natural products as they do about pharmaceuticals, Columbia's Dillard tells WebMD.

"In Germany, 25% of all prescriptions are for natural products because doctors learn all about them in medical school," he says. Fortunately, many American medical schools now include such training as well.

For more information, visit the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition web site at www.foodsafety.gov.

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