You see... there are some things that I don't understand.
Europe is banning some herbal medicines because they may be unsafe.... Or put it this way; manufacturers, etc will have to register their products and provide proof of safe manufacturing, consistency and so on. Because we all know that alternative medicine is Quackerland and Loopy, to say the least.
This leads to all kinds of furioso arguing about the merits of the treatments themselves, which somewhat cloud the issue.
(Ha! And Big Pharmaceuticals has such a perfect record here. HRT, Statins, now Thyroxine... have all been promoted by Medical Land, and the Government itself... for our Greater Health and Longevity; and all of these therapies now raise questions as to side effects with their long term use.)
Anyhoo! My point of puzzlement is.... that this Scientific Approach has been put in place just about the same day that the Pope is beatifying the Previous Pope... on the word of a French Nun who says that her prayers to him cured her of Parkinson's.
Isn't this great? Big Pharma can now produce a new State Recognised Scientific Cure for Parkinson's.
Pope in a Bottle.
Ooops! Sorry. The Vatican has that already.