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Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers, explains the Herbals Directive19 April 2011

Paola Testori Coggi, Director General of DG Health and Consumers, explains the Herbals Directive

On 30 April 2011, the period granted for herbal medicines to be registered will expire. This deadline brings to an end a seven year period allowed by a Directive adopted in 2004. The Director General of the European Commission for Health and Consumers explains the situation in order to address certain concerns expressed by citizens in the European Union.