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(2004; 28 pages)
European consumers often look to herbal medicines as a form of alternative treatment to conventional medicines.
European Union countries already have well-established national policies and programs to regulate and monitor herbal medicines.
With growing demand for herbal medicines, the Newly Independent States (NIS) and countries in Central and Eastern Europe (CCEE) are striving to develop and incorporate national policies and programs for the regulation of herbal medicines where such policies are lacking or are in their initial stages. NIS and CCEE regions are looking for specific guidance and experience in this area.