UK Daily Mail
Monday, Oct 26th, 2009
Patients could lose access to safe herbal medicines under EU rules, it was claimed yesterday.
Instead they could end up buying potentially dangerous supplies from the black market, say herbalists.
Sales of all herbal remedies, except for a small number of products for ‘mild’ illness, will be banned to the public under the new law to come in in 2011.
Almost 2,500 UK qualified herbalists and Chinese medicine practitioners will also lose the right to supply a wide range of herbal medicines, because they are not signed up to a statutory regulation scheme.
Unlike healthcare professionals, there is no regulation of herbalists.
This article was posted: Monday, October 26, 2009 at 4:17 am