Liver injury from herbal remedies on the rise

Australian study shows the supplements account for 47% of non-paracetamol induced cases, up from just 15% a decade ago

Australian doctors are warning that severe liver injury due to herbal and dietary supplements are on the rise, prompting calls for tougher TGA oversight of the products.

The gastroenterologists, from Sydney’s Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, analysed the medical records of 184 patients with drug-induced liver injury who were referred for liver transplant between 2009 and 2020.

Sixty-nine of the patients had non-paracetamol drug-induced liver injury (DILI), the