New communication tool can improve patient safety for patients taking Chinese herbs

Our own Dr. Kendall Ho supervised a project which has just been written up in the BC Medical Journal and the Vancouver Sun. Students developed a communication tool that patients or physicians can use to reduce the potential for drug interactions with traditional Chinese herbs and medications.

The BCMJ article can be see here:

http://www.bcmj.org/special-feature/communication-tool-describe-use-traditional-herbal-chinese-medicine-western-medicine

And the full story can be read here:

http://www.vancouversun.com/health/chinese+herbs+mixed+with+medications+hazardous/11438616/story.html

The communication tool can be seen here:

Chinese Medications

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