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Liver injury caused by herbals and dietary supplements on the rise

KEY POINT

Liver injury attributed to herbal and dietary supplements more than doubled over a 10-year period in a U.S. study group, rising from 7% to 20%, with some cases resulting in transplantation and death.

SOURCES

Navarro VJ et al. Liver injury from herbals and dietary supplements in the U.S. drug-induced liver injury network. Hepatology. 2014;60(4):1399–1408 [Epub ahead of print].