TITLE

Rare nature of mushroom poisoning means drug trials rarer still

AUTHOR(S)
Coombs, Amy
PUB. DATE
March 2009
SOURCE
Nature Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p225
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the case of a woman and her two grandsons in California who were poisoned by eating the Amanita phalloides mushrooms. Due to the incident, it states that Todd Mitchell of Dominican Hospital persuaded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve an emergency investigational new drug (IND) application, which allowed the drug known as silibinin to be administered to the victims. Issues on silibinin's efficiency in treating mushroom poisoning are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
36818297

 

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