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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2010, Vol. 8 ›› Issue (4): 307-311.doi: 10.3736/jcim20100402

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Application status and safety countermeasures of traditional Chinese medicine injections

 Xing-jiang Xiong, Jie Wang, Qing-yong He   

  1. Department of Cardiology, Guang’anmen Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100053, China
  • Received:2009-09-16 Accepted:2010-02-23 Online:2010-04-20 Published:2010-04-15
  • Contact: Jie Wang

The research and development of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) injections is an important innovation of modernization of TCM, which has great clinical value and irreplaceability in medical enterprise of China. But reports of adverse events of TCM injections gradually increased in recent years and the security problems received much concern with the enlargement of its application range. The reasons include unreliable herb sources and unreasonable utilization, in which the former includes historical reasons and non-unified standard and the latter includes combined use of Chinese and Western medicine, misused dosage and formula not corresponding to syndromes. We should face the problems, and preventive measures should be worked out by pharmaceutical factory, doctors and government. The first one is strictly guarding the pharmaceutical preparation procedures with advanced pharmaceutical technology; the second one is advocating the idea of formula corresponding to syndromes to minimize the occurrence of adverse effects; and the last one is strengthening the postmarketing reevaluation and market supervising management.

Key words: Chinese herbal drug, Injections, Adverse effects

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