Herb-Drug Interactions Database

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There is an ever growing number of patients that use pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by their doctor but want to use natural remedies prescribed by their naturopath. Many CMA practitioners have enquired about a reliable database that they can access checking herbal-drug interactions for safe and optimal outcomes. Recently a study compared the performance of eight…

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ANC Meets with NT Shadow Health Minister – Bill Yan

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ANC (Australian Naturopathic Council) representatives, CMA President Kristy Hollis  & Dr Amie Steel had a Zoom meeting with William ‘Bill’ Yan the NT Shadow Minister for Health. “With the ‘Preventative Health Conference 2024 – Building Prevention Success Stories’ being held in Darwin later this month we reached out to Mr William Yan– the NT Shadow…

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Australian Complementary Medicine Business Explodes

Australian complementary medicines sales have more than doubled from $2.3 billion to $4.7 billion in just over three years according to Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) ceo Carl Gibson, who yesterday unveiled the results of the 2017 Australian Complementary Medicines Industry Audit. Gibson was speaking at the Complementary Medicines Australia Innovation Seminar and Supplier Expo yesterday,…

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Bayer Urges Herbal Standards

Pharmaceutical giant Bayer has urged the global industry to “look at creating globally accepted standards governing the development of herbal products,” with about 32% of all pharmaceutical drugs currently based on botanicals. The company issued a statement during the 25th United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week in Barcelona Spain which looked at Bayer’s Iberogast and functional…

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