TABLE 5

Recommended Resources for Clinicians Regarding Pediatric CAM and Natural Health Product (NHP)-Drug Interactions

Pediatric CAM ResourcesLinks
NHP-drug interaction gridA tool for rapid identification of potential NHP and drug interactions has been published in the Canadian Pharmacists Journal in 2009 and is available online for downloaded (Paper: http://www.cpjournal.ca/doi/pdf/10.3821/1913-701×-142.5.224; Grid: http://www.cpjournal.ca/doi/pdf/10.3821/1913-701×-142.5.224a)
PedCAM NetworkThe Pediatric Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research and Education (PedCAM) Network is a Canadian academic, noncommercial organization, housed within CARE, Program for Integrative Health & Healing at the University of Alberta (http://www.pedcam.ca).
MotheriskMotherisk is a clinical, research and teaching program affiliated with the University of Toronto, providing guidance and sharing information that promotes the healthy development of the fetus and infants (http://www.motherisk.org/women/index.jsp).
CAMlineCAMline is an evidence-based web site on CAM for health care professionals and the public (http://www.camline.ca/about/about.html).
Natural StandardNatural Standard is a subscription based database aiming to provide high-quality, evidence-based information about complementary and alternative therapies. Validated rating scales are used to evaluate the quality of available evidence. Information is incorporated into comprehensive monographs which are designed to facilitate clinical decision making (http://www.naturalstandard.com).
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (subscription based)This subscription-based database provides information on complementary, alternative, and integrative therapies, including data on all known uses, efficacy, evidence-based safety ratings, mechanisms of action, active ingredients, adverse reactions, effects on nutrient levels, interactions, dosage and administration, and brand names (http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com).
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (free)A free abridged version is available online (http://naturaldatabase.therapeuticresearch.com).
NCCAMThe National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine is the US federal government's lead agency for scientific research on CAM (http://nccam.nih.gov).
Health Canada, Natural Health ProductsThis web site contains natural health product information and links tailored to reach a wide-ranging audience (http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/index-eng.php).