Safety issues in herbal medicine: implications for the health professions.

@article{Drew1997SafetyII,
  title={Safety issues in herbal medicine: implications for the health professions.},
  author={Anna K Drew and Stephen P. Myers},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  year={1997},
  volume={166 10},
  pages={538-41}
}
The use of herbal medicines in Australia is widespread. A number of factors make assessment of adverse effects associated with these products more complex than for pharmaceuticals. Problems have resulted from contamination with heavy metals and adulteration with prescription drugs in overseas herbal products. A classification is proposed for adverse effects associated with herbal medicines, and medical practitioners are encouraged to include use of these preparations in a patient's drug history… CONTINUE READING

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