NEW YORK -- Having rushed to get in-demand herbal supplements onto their shelves, retailers are now pausing, along with consumers and doctors, to consider how safe and effective these products actually are.
Concerns about the minimally regulated herbal industry were highlighted in a symposium sponsored by Good Housekeeping magazine, whose April issue featured an article called "If It's on the Shelf, It's Safe . . . Right?" In the article, medical researchers evaluated the efficacy and