NIH launches LiverTox a free database of drugs linked to liver injury

Prescription medications are one of many culprits leading to liver injury. In data retrieved from a national registry, researchers found that herbal and dietary supplements were implicated in 18% of liver injury cases caused or suspected of being caused by drugs or supplements from 2003 to 2011.

LIVERTOX provides up-to-date, accurate, and easily accessed information on the diagnosis, cause, frequency, patterns, and management of liver injury attributable to prescription and nonprescription medications, herbals and dietary supplements.

LIVERTOX also includes a case registry that will enable scientific analysis and better characterization of the clinical patterns of liver injury.  The LIVERTOX website provides a comprehensive resource for physicians and their patients, and for clinical academicians and researchers who specialize in idiosyncratic drug induced hepatotoxicity.

[Dana Abbey, Health Information Literacy Coordinator]

One thought on “NIH launches LiverTox a free database of drugs linked to liver injury

  1. Hi,

    Thanks for you question regarding Livertox. I contacted the development team and they do not have plans to produce an app or an optimized version of the site. And there are no plugins currently available to improve viewing. Sorry I don’t have better news for you.


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