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E-DRUG: Info about kava
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[The Angolan drug was KAFA (=paracetamol) but it might be useful to deposit 
this info about KAVA in the E-drug archives. WB]

Dear E-druggers,

For the herbal product Kava-Kava (Piper methysticum), 
please refer to the 'feature' article published in the
WHO Pharmaceuticals Newsletter No. 5, 2003, for a short summary of kava, its
traditional use, reports of adverse reactions and current market status.
Reference No. 1 (Pharmaceuticals: Restrictions in Use and Availability,
April 2003, WHO) in the article updates regulatory decisions on kava in
various countries. The relevant internet links are:

1.
http://www.who.int/medicines/organization/qsm/activities/drugsafety/orgpharm
anews.shtml
<http://www.who.int/medicines/organization/qsm/activities/drugsafety/orgphar
manews.shtml> 
2.
http://www.who.int/medicines/library/qsm/who-edm-qsm-2003-5/who-edm-qsm-2003
-5.pdf
<http://www.who.int/medicines/library/qsm/who-edm-qsm-2003-5/who-edm-qsm-200
3-5.pdf> 


Please e-mail me if you cannot access the information or need a copy of the
above references. 

With best wishes,

Shanthi Pal


Shanthi Pal, M.Pharm PhD
Quality Assurance and Safety: Medicines
Department of Medicines Policy and Standards
WHO
Geneva, Switzerland

Tel:  + 41 22 791 1318
Fax: + 41 22 791 4730
Email: pals@who.int <mailto:pals@who.int> 
Internet: www.who.int/medicines <http://www.who.int/medicines> 


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