DiscoverDrug Safety Matters#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin
#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin

#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin

Update: 2020-06-25
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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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#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin

#3 Navigating the plant names jungle – Bob Allkin

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