herbal supplements

Nutraceuticals: New Opportunities for Pharmacists
Nutraceuticals: New Opportunities for PharmacistsLearning more about popular dietary supplements could further cement pharmacists’ position in the healthcare industry, helping them gain recognition as healthcare providers.
Herbs are helpful, but use with caution in childrenMore and more parents are using herbal medications to manage their children’s health conditions, but which ones are safe and how are they used?
Integrative medicineA Fort Lauderdale university clinic emphasizes the connection between health, wellness, and prevention.
Walgreens facing class action lawsuit over ‘herbal’ supplementsA month after New York ordered Target, Walmart, Walgreens, and GNC to stop selling herbal supplements that routinely did not contain the ingredients advertised, one of the giant retailers has been hit with a class action lawsuit.
Target, Walmart, Walgreens ordered to stop herbal supplement sales in New YorkAmong four New York retail chains, only 21% of store-brand supplements tested contained the plant material named on their labels.
Takeaway: Considering alternatives
Takeaway: Considering alternativesDermatology Times editorial advisor, Elaine Siegfried, M.D., talks with Peter Lio, M.D., assistant professor of clinical dermatology and pediatrics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, and private practice, Dermatology and Aesthetics of Wicker Park, Wicker Park, Chicago, about his interest in alternative medicine and the legitimacy and usefulness of certain techniques and therapies.
Saw palmetto berries may help grow hairSaw palmetto is a dwarf palm found in tropical climates that produces berries. These berries contain a naturally occurring substance that may block 5-alpha-reductase. This is the same mechanism by which finasteride works to grow scalp hair when taken orally by men.
St. John’s Wort should be behind the counterRegardless of its status as an herbal dietary supplement, St. John's Wort is a drug
Warn about herbal supplements riskHerbal supplements are quite popular among your patients, but too few pharmacists are taking the time to properly educate about the risks.