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Uppsala Reports Long Reads – The colour of signals

September 29, 2023 Uppsala Monitoring Centre
Drug Safety Matters
Uppsala Reports Long Reads – The colour of signals
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Herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to treat what ails us. Yet why do we still know so little about their potential side effects compared to modern medicines?

This episode is part of the Uppsala Reports Long Reads series – the most topical stories from UMC’s pharmacovigilance news site, brought to you in audio format. Find the original article here.

After the read, we speak to author Daniele Sartori to learn more about the challenges in herbal pharmacovigilance.

Tune in to find out:

  • Why the risks of herbals are rarely discussed
  • How to encourage safety data collection for herbals
  • How to improve herbal nomenclature and regulation

Want to know more?

Here are some of the resources cited in the episode:

For a comprehensive overview of herbal pharmacovigilance, check out this recent book by Joanne Barnes and colleagues covering advances, challenges, and international perspectives in the field.

For more on Daniele’s scoping review of signals or the thorny nomenclature of medicinal plants, listen to these episodes from the Drug Safety Matters archive:

Finally, don’t forget to ­subscribe to the monthly Uppsala Reports newsletter for free regular updates from the world of pharmacovigilance.

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