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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Breastfeeding

Rather surprised at a programme on BBC next week. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b010fq6q Why should mammals be debating whether breast is best or not? Surely we should be talking about what is the best and kindest way of feeding babies who aren’t breastfed – for whatever reason. And this should not depend on global businesses who have doneContinue Reading

CRISIS IN HERBAL MEDICINE

The European Traditional and Herbal Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) which is about to come into force will severely restrict everyone’s access to herbal medicine and plants which have been used safely for thousands of years. I have already posted my worries about this new legislation and have now found a Europe-wide petition to try andContinue Reading

Worried about the new Medicines Legislation

One of the more worrying aspects of the new Traditional Herbal and Medicinal Products Directive (THMPD) which is coming into force on May 1st is that, although I will be able to continue dispensing liquid and dried herb prescriptions as before,  I will no longer be able to access any of the herbal tablets onContinue Reading