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CSM advice on liver toxicity associated with Kava-kava and proposed regulatory action by the Government - message from Professor A Breckenridge, Chairman, Committee on Safety of Medicines and the associated press release

A message is being sent to health professionals informing them that, following a provisional opinion from the CSM about the risk of liver toxicity associated with medicinal products containing the herbal ingredient Kava-kava, the MHRA is to consult on a proposal to prohibit the supply of medicinal products containing the substance. This advice applies to all medicinal products for internal use.

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