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Information for clinicians about culture and topics related to medication or pharmacy.

Adherence Barriers to Antidepressants among an Urban Female Latino Population
An article highlighting insights from providers and patients about risk factors, protective factors and interventions related to adherence barriers to antidepressants among urban Latinos.

Chinese and Western Herbal Medicine: A Guide to Potential Risks and Drug Interactions
This article focuses on commonly used Chinese and Western botanicals and potential risks associated with their use. Four tables are included: Incompatible Combinations; Herbs with Teratogenic Effects; Herbs with Potential for Toxic Effects; and Herb-Drug Interactions.

Ethiopian Traditional and Herbal Medications and their Interactions with Conventional Drugs
This article discusses the use of traditional medicine by Ethiopian immigrant patients in conjunction with conventional medications. A table is included that describes herbs and spices commonly used in traditional medicine and potential interactions with conventional medications.

Medication Non-Adherence Issues with Refugee and Immigrant Patients
Some common issues related to medication non-adherence.