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Herbal medicines must be regulated

2nd December 2009

Prince Charles has urged the government to press ahead with regulating herbalists to safeguard the public.

Through his charity, the Foundation for Integrated Health, he has indicated that without regulation new EU laws due to come into force in 2011 will ban most of the trade, forcing patients to use bogus outlets. The Prince’s Foundation says the terms of the EU directive will mean many herbalists will no longer be able to offer remedies to their clients and patients will instead turn to the black market.

 

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Article Information

Title: Herbal medicines must be regulated
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 13433
Date Added: 2nd Dec 2009

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