Rare nature of mushroom poisoning means drug trials rarer still

Coombs, Amy
March 2009
Nature Medicine;Mar2009, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p225
Academic Journal
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.


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