Doctors, researchers brainstorm on integrating natural products into clinical medicine, healthcare

Fri Nov 8th, 2019 - Abuja (FCT)

Participants at the high level dialogue on Phytomedicine and Natural Medicine in Clinical Practice

As part of efforts toward translating results of studies and clinical trials on natural products from the laboratory into clinical medicine, healthcare delivery and the market place, a high-level dialogue on Natural Products in Clinical Medicine and Health Care was held at Protea Hotel in Owerri, Imo State.

The dialogue was a follow-up to the Herbfest, which promotes the use of natural products, herbal medicine, complementary and alternative medicine. It brings together, manufacturers, researchers, physicians, pharmacists, growers, producers, investors, distributors and wholesalers and of course the general public.

A group of medical doctors under the auspices of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) and scientists and healthcare practitioners as well as representatives from the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) and various federal regulatory bodies including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Standard Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Nigerian Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) Abuja discussed extensively on the process of inculcating natural medicine with evidence of clinical trial investigations into orthodox medicine.




source: Guardian