Resolving Botanicals Deadlock 'Not A Priority' For European Commission
Tensions between industry and the European Commission on the issue of health claims for botanical food supplements were aired on the second day of the BAH's High Level Conference on the Future of Medicines, with the EC saying the EU Green Deal is now higher up on its list of priorities for the foreseeable future.
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