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    Herbal drugs: Ground realities in developing world -Suggestion by Pirmohamed has limited utility

    Dear Editor

    We read this lucid and comprehensive article by Professor Pirmohamed.[1] However, the article does not take into the account the realities prevalent in developing world. Moreover, it is not applicable even in developed nations, where the active ingredients of the forumulations used by patients are unknown.[2]

    According to World Health Organization over 80% of the people in less developed nations like...

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