||Everyday, as more Americans begin using herbal products, how many actually consider the risks? Drs. Piscitelli and Burstein will describe the widespread use of complementary medicines in the United States, focusing on the benefits and dangers of herbal products. Potential interactions between herbs and prescription drugs, as well as severe side effects of some well-known products will be addressed. Attendees will also learn about regulations pertaining to herbal products and what consumers should know when considering herbal use.
Dr. Stephen Piscitelli, Pharmacokineticist and Coordinator and Dr. Aaron Burstein, Pharmacokineticist, Clinical Pharmacokinetics Research Laboratory, Pharmacy Department, NIH Clinical Center.