To answer the initial question, are the herbal dispensing guidelines a joy or a pain, it’s probably a bit of both. Any change imposed is opposed. Perhaps some of us will find it difficult to adopt some of the practices and others are already on top of it. For our industry in general, it means great progress.
Since the board has released Chinese herbal dispensing guidelines late last year, a group opposed to complementary medicines launching unparalleled missions of attack and the scientific publication of DNA analysis and fingerprinting of Chinese herbs at three universities in South Australia late last year, we had a rough awakening.