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St. John's Wort Found Ineffective
Read more about an April 2002 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that found St. John's Wort to be no more effective than a placebo in treating depression.

Trusting the Unorthodox
This 1999 article details the results of a study tracking the trends in alternative medicine.

An Apple a Day
SCIAM asks readers to answer why alternative medicines continue to increase in popularity in spite of the lack of scientific evidence supporting them.

Mother Nature's Medicine Cabinet
Find out why researchers are "bioprospecting" - combing everywhere from the jungles of Malaysia to the coral reefs of the Caribbean for the next miracle drugs.

Plant Matters
This 1998 article takes a look at the dietary supplement industry and attempts to answer the question, "How do you regulate an herb?"

Mislabled Vitamins
A News In Brief story about a research team that discovered a vitamin D supplement which contained a much greater dosage per tablet than labeled, to the detriment of one patient.

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