EU: 3 days to save herbal medicine….

From Avaaz website (www.avaaz.org):

In 3 days, the EU will ban much of herbal medicine, pressing more of us to take pharmaceutical drugs that drive the profits of big Pharma.

The EU Directive erects high barriers to any herbal remedy that hasn’t been on the market for 30 years – including virtually all Chinese, Ayurvedic, and African traditional medicine. It’s a draconian move that instead of simply regulating herbal medicine, helps drug companies and ignores thousands of years of medical knowledge.

Let’s raise a massive outcry to push the Commission to fix the Directive, and our national governments to refuse to implement it. Let’s get to 1 million voices to save herbal medicine. Add your name here:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/eu_herbal_medicine_ban/96.php

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Comments

  1. Alziamo la nostra voce tutti insieme per chiedere alla Commissione di modificare la direttiva e ai nostri governi nazionali di rifiutarsi di applicare gli standard previsti

  2. Irene Shorrock says:

    I STRONGLY OBJECT TO THE STOPPING OF HERBAL MEDICINE FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:

    Not only does it take PEOPLE’S ‘FREEDOM OF CHOICE” away but why is it that drug companies get away with producing drugs for us that have a multitude of ‘side effects’ so that there is always the danger that we end up with more health issues than we started with????

    Years of research has gone into herbal medicine WHICH HELPS PATIENTS AND DOESN’T CAUSE A MULTITUDE OF OTHER UNPLEASANT SIDE EFFECTS.

    Finally, I can never understand why Consultants, GP’s are not trained in treating patients with both types of treatment with medication, trying the herbal medicines first and then and only then using conventional medicines. By introducing this practice, the NHS would stand to cut their drugs bill down by half, and patients wouldn’t suffer with all the unnecessary side effects of the so called Drug Companies ‘conventional medicines’!!

    PLEASE LEAVE OUR HERBAL MEDICINE ALONE!!!

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