The pharmaceutical companies have only our best interests at heart so naturally they are concerned about the uneducated public imbibing suspect herbal remedies at the expense of good old fashioned chemical drugs. Natural remedies do not normally come with many adverse side effects and, as any pharmaceutical marketing department worth its salt knows, you can’t have a decent cure without at least ten accompanying side effects that make you feel worse before you begin to feel better.
So, to promote healthy profits, the EU is going to help those nice friendly companies put most of those irresponsible homeopathic quacks, health food freaks and peddlers of herbs out of business by having various herbal extracts and food supplements available on prescription only.
Naturally, these wonderful companies want to make the world a better place for not everyone but themselves.
Tomorrow: Monsanto’s phenomenal contribution to Western health.