If you use any alternative or herbal remedies or know someone who does you will find the following information useful.
To be honest I had heard that a ban was coming but knew nothing of timescales.
I have been the recipient of a number of licenced drugs and I can attest that they are not without side effects. Whether or not I choose to take alternatives I have been happy to know that they are there.
If this European ruling is passed in its current form, it could make any kind of alternative therapies illegal. Unless they have undergone the same test procedures as big pharma uses. That also applies to remedies that have been used for thousands of years.
Producers of alternatives do not have the same resources as big pharma so passing the lengthy and expensive testing controls are unlikely meaning that they will then become illegal products.