In October, MedlinePlus released 100 new English and Spanish monographs on a broad range of dietary supplements and herbal remedies. The new content is provided by Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Consumer Version (NMCD). Some of the highlights of the new monographs include:
- Descriptions of herbal remedies, dietary supplements, and how they work
- Safety concerns, including special precautions and warnings
- Information on interactions with medications, foods, and other herbs and supplements
- Dosages that have been studied in scientific research
The content from NMCD replaces the Natural Standard monographs that were previously on MedlinePlus.