Drug Safety Matters

#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin

June 25, 2020 Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Drug Safety Matters
#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin
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Drug Safety Matters
#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin
Jun 25, 2020
Uppsala Monitoring Centre

Herbal substances can be found in a number of pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics and food supplements – so it's not surprising that using plant names inconsistently can have serious health consequences. But with so much confusion around medicinal plant names, it’s easy to get it wrong. Bob Allkin from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew explains what we can do about it.

Tune in to find out:

  • How common, scientific and pharmaceutical plant names differ
  • How Kew’s Medicinal Plant Names Services works
  • How healthcare and pharmacovigilance professionals working with herbal medicines can avoid mistakes

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Show Notes

Herbal substances can be found in a number of pharmaceutical drugs, cosmetics and food supplements – so it's not surprising that using plant names inconsistently can have serious health consequences. But with so much confusion around medicinal plant names, it’s easy to get it wrong. Bob Allkin from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew explains what we can do about it.

Tune in to find out:

  • How common, scientific and pharmaceutical plant names differ
  • How Kew’s Medicinal Plant Names Services works
  • How healthcare and pharmacovigilance professionals working with herbal medicines can avoid mistakes

Want to know more?

Here are a few resources to get you started:

Join the conversation on social media
Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, and share your thoughts about the show with the hashtag #DrugSafetyMatters.

Got a story to share?
We’re always looking for new content and interesting people to interview. If you have a great idea for a show, get in touch!

About UMC
Read more about Uppsala Monitoring Centre and how we work to make medicines safer for patients.