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Symposium:Toxicity of herbal products and dietary supplements


May 29, 2013 2:45pm ‐ May 29, 2013 5:45pm


Credits: None available.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Can you describe “complementary and alternative medicine”
  • Can you list which complementary medicines could result in a toxicological risk
  • Can you describe the toxicological risks associated with the use complementary medicines
  • Can you discuss toxicological problems related to the purchase of these products from illegal trades
  • Can you list herbal hallucinogenic drugs available on the Internet
  • Can you describe the Spice phenomenon and the complexity of synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists
  • Can you discuss the new area of “herbal legal highs”
  • Can you give examples of the individual ingredients found in energy drinks
  • Can you highlight potential adverse effects based on the ingredients
  • Can you describe the actual adverse effects observed
  • Can you describe the dispensing formats practiced in Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Can you identify the potential toxicity incurred with the use of Traditional Chinese medicine
  • Can you list the two major potential risk factors which may result in a toxicity associated with the consuming of Traditional Chinese medicines
  • Can you describe the difficulty in handling poisonings associated with the consumption of Traditional Chinese medicines
  • Can you define and classify traditional cosmetics versus modern ones
  • Can you describe the magnitude of the problem
  • Can you outline the underlying causes of their use
  • Can you define the risk for the local and foreign populations
  • Can you describe the importance of Poison Control in the management of risks related to traditional cosmetics
  • Can you recognise Ayurveda as a complementary form of healthcare
  • Can you describe the toxicity associated with use of Ayurvedic medicines
  • Can you recognise Ayurvedic medicines as a potential cause of heavy metal poisoning
  • Can you discuss the aims of the PlantLIBRA project, particularly the investigation of adverse reactions due to plant food supplements
  • Can you list the plant food supplements and their botanical ingredients, which were reported by the European Poisons Centres to the PlantLIBRA group in a retrospective study of adverse effects due to plant food supplements
  • Can you outline the role Poisons Centres and clinical toxicologists have in the identification and communication of adverse reactions due to plant food supplements

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