NPR Justice Talking taping on supplements

Discussion in 'General Health & Wellness' started by RedEye, May 15, 2003.

  1. RedEye

    RedEye New Member

    NPR's Justice Talking is taping a debate at the University of Pennsylvania this Tuesday May 20th at 5:00pm/
    Please come!
    Kara@justicetalking.org

    Join the live audience of the award-winning National Public Radio
    program, Justice Talking, on Tuesday, May 20 at the Wistar Institute,
    36th and Spruce streets in Philadelphia.

    For free tickets, sign up at
    http://www.justicetalking.org/upcoming.asp
    <http://www.justicetalking.org/upcoming.asp> or call Erin Mooney at
    215-898-7757.




    Herbal Supplements: Health or Hazard
    Tuesday, May 20, 2003 5:00 PM at The Wistar Institute
    The recent death of Steven Bechler, the 23-year-old baseball player who used ephedra, raises anew questions about the booming herbal and dietary supplement industry. Promoting everything from weight loss to muscle gain, the industry says their products are helpful, natural and need not be regulated like pharmaceutical drugs. But more regulation is what activists say is necessary to inform consumers and protect the public against products with therapeutic claims and potentially dangerous consequences.

    Sidney M.Wolfe M.D.
    Director, Public Citizen's Health Research Group

    v.

    Michael McGuffin

    President

    American Herbal Products Association