Australians? Question About Your Natural Heath Products?

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I know this is sorta the wrong category. But I would like an Aussie’s opinion. I am asking this because I have heard this has already been passed in places like Germany and Australia.
Recently Canada has tried to pass a bill making Canada’s natural herbs & minerals only available by prescription. They are being payed off and pushed by big Pharma and its wrong.
“75% of natural health products will be
unable to obtain license for sale, therefore rendering them illegal
& discontinued”
“WITHOUT a warrant, government inspectors will be able to (all just for growing or having your own herbs, vitamins, or minerals):
- enter your private property
- take your natural products (garlic and blueberries?) and seize your bank account
- levy ‘Draconian’ fines up to 5,000,000 and/or seek 2 years in jail”
Pretty much you need a prescription for Vitamin C, Iron, Potassium, St. Johns Wort etc.
It is greedy and it makes me sick!
If you want to be able to SELL these you must purchase a license, which is costly to small business owners and apparently is hard to get.
So, if you Aussies are living by this law, what do you think? How much do you pay for a bottle of vitamins? Its about 10$ Canadian here for a bottle of iron.

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4 Responses to “Australians? Question About Your Natural Heath Products?”

  1. Ozmaniac says:

    Australians can buy all of the preparations you’ve named and hundreds of others in health food shops, supermarkets and many other outlets. We have no laws here that restrict the sale of natural preparations to prescriptions through parmacists and the suggestion that we could have inspectors entering properties seizing our home grown garlic and blueberries is completely ludicrous and totally inaccurate. Check your sources – they’re wrong.

  2. tamara m says:

    I thin it is a good idea- many of these products in combination with medication prescribed for specific conditions like heart disease can be life threatening.
    A lot of people fail to tell their doctors that they are taking these supplements because they make the assumption that a “natural” product cannot possibly be harmful- even though these supplements come with warning labels that state that in high concentraions they can be fatal or cause seizures.
    bear in mind that supplements are not natural even though they are derived from plants- the chemicals have been extracted from the plant and concentrated to a level so high that it would be impossible for you to obtain those levels without consuming excessive quantities of the plant.
    Personally if it comes in little tablet I feel you should not be putting it in your body without the doctors say so anyway! My doctor know my opinions on the matter and that I will not take any over the counter medication unless she has written out a script for it and it comes from a licenced pharmacist. She cannot jst recommend I take a supplement- I make her write out a script and put the details on my medical record.

  3. Mel says:

    Never heard of it. We don’t need prescriptions for herbal products at all. You can buy them from the supermarket even.

  4. pepperhe says:

    Germany and Australia. – Nope – not here – your source is incorrect

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