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What's in your medicine cabinet…any alternatives?

When faced with a choice, many Americans are turning to alternative medicines instead of surgery or pharmaceuticals, in a movement that has created a multi-billion dollar per year business and accounts for 11.2% of the public's total out-of-pocket health expenditures. But what about those homeopathic, complementary, natural, herb-based products moving into the mainstream? Do they work (they're regulated as food, not drugs, by the FDA), and even more important, are they safe?