Chinese proprietary medicine in Singapore: regulatory control of toxic heavy metals and undeclared drugs.

@article{Koh2000ChinesePM,
  title={Chinese proprietary medicine in Singapore: regulatory control of toxic heavy metals and undeclared drugs.},
  author={Hwee-Ling Koh and S. O. Woo},
  journal={Drug safety},
  year={2000},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={
          351-62
        }
}
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is gaining popularity as a form of complementary and alternative medicine. Reports of efficacy of TCM are increasing in numbers. TCM includes both crude Chinese medicinal materials (plants, animal parts and minerals) and Chinese proprietary medicine (CPM) [final dosage forms]. Despite the belief that CPM and herbal remedies are of natural origin, unlike Western medicine, and are hence safe and without many adverse effects, there have been numerous reports of… CONTINUE READING

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