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Clinical Risk Management of Interactions Between Natural Products and Drugs

[ Vol. 9 , Issue. 10 ]


Peter A.G.M. De Smet, Annemieke Floor-Schreudering, Marcel L. Bouvy and Michel Wensing   Pages 1055 - 1062 ( 8 )


Clinical risk management offers a systematic approach to minimize healthcare-related risks by paying attention to: (1) risk identification and assessment; (2) development and execution of risk reduction strategies; (3) evaluation of risk reduction strategies. This paper reviews these key areas for the risk of interactions between natural products and drugs (NPDIs) to explore how the impact of these interactions on public health can be minimized. It argues that specific components of clinical risk management need to be evaluated, before adoption, and then actively implemented if proven valuable.


Herb-drug interactions, risk management


Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

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