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What Risks do Herbal Products Pose to the Australian Community?

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Herbal medicines are plant-derived materials and preparations consumed for their presumed therapeutic or other health benefits. Some herbal products are problematic in terms of their ingredients, effects and interactions with prescription medications.

This module examines the range of problems that may be encountered with preparations containing herbal materials, in order to determine the nature of the risks they pose to the Australian public, and to make recommendations about their regulation.

Learning Outcomes

  • Be aware of specific effects and problems associated with herbal medicines and harmful interactions of a number of their components with prescription medications
  • Know of the lack of regulations with some ingredients not listed, or their concentrations recorded inaccurately, including illegal ingredients
  • Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    General Medicine

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Psychologist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    What Risks do Herbal Products Pose to the Australian Community?
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Alternative/complementary medicine, Generalist
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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