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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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurley, Dan
Dewey number
338.4/76151
Index
index present
LC call number
RA1250
LC item number
.H87 2006
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
RA1250
NAL item number
.H87 2006
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 C-173
  • WB 925
NLM item number
H955n 2006
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herbs
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herb industry
  • Dietary supplements industry
  • Phytotherapy
  • Advertising as Topic
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Drug Industry
  • Herb-Drug Interactions
  • Plant Extracts
  • Vitamins
  • United States
  • Dietary supplements industry
  • Dietary supplements
  • Herb industry
  • Herbs
  • United States
  • Herbs
  • Dietary supplements
Label
Natural causes : death, lies, and politics in America's vitamin and herbal supplement industry, Dan Hurley
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780767920421
Lccn
2006047576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70122602
  • (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 (pages 275-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 pages
Isbn
9780767920421
Lccn
2006047576
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o70122602
  • (OCoLC)70122602

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