Roger L. Simon

Dept. of Now They Tell Us

According to the AP:

The popular herbal remedy echinacea does nothing to treat or prevent a cold, new research indicates.

The federally funded study was what fans and foes of such substances say they have needed – rigorous scientific testing. It found that patients who took an echinacea plant extract fared no better than those who took a placebo.

Several West Hollywood health food stores have just filed Chapter 11.