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NIH Launches Database of Drugs Associated With Liver Injury

Health care professionals can access information on liver injury associated with prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as herbal and dietary supplements, at www.livertox.nih.gov. Developed by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the searchable database includes approximately 700 medications available in the United States. According to NIH, another 300 drugs will be added over the next few years. The database features an overview of drug-induced liver injury, including diagnostic criteria, the role of liver biopsy, descriptions of different clinical patterns and standard definitions; a detailed report of each drug, including background, case study, product package insert, chemical makeup and structure, dose recommendations and references with links; and an interactive section allowing users to report cases of drug-induced liver injury.

 

 

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