New EU rules came into force yesterday banning hundreds of traditional herbal remedies. This aims to protect byers from possible damaging side-effects of over-the-counter herbal medicines. This is good since we can't always be sure whether the supplement is 100% safe because of possible side effects and interactions with other drugs, but on the contrast this limits the freedom of choice.
From now on only products that have been assessed by the Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will be allowed to go on sale. These new regulations will allow only long-established and quality-controlled medicines to be sold. Both herbal remedy practitioners and manufacturers fear they could be forced out of business though.
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