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Herbal and dietary supplements tied to liver damage

(Reuters Health) - - One in five cases of chemical-induced liver damage come from herbal and dietary supplements, a research review concludes.
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Dietary Supplements With Steroids Pose Health Danger: Case Studies

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Prescription Drug-Induced Liver Failure is Uncommon; Over-the-Counter Medications and Dietary/Herbal Supplements are Most Common Causes

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