LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I am looking for information about adult art classes in the area. I noticed in one of the newsletters a mention of Ashton Artists and evening classes. I am trying to organise for somebody in the Douglas area to go to art classes in the new year and I am based in Dublin, so any information you have on any group that provide classes would be great.
ST. JOHNS WORT
I would like to voice my concern at the Governments proposal to require St. Johns Wort to be sold through a pharmacy, and under prescription. This ill-judged attempt is the thin end of the wedge and an attempt by the Irish Medicines Board to gain control of a lucrative Health conscious market.
Food supplements and herbs have been on sale in Ireland for over twenty years. The authorities have suddenly embarked on a campaign to have them considered as medicines. If this goes ahead it would deny consumers the right to purchase these products at an affordable price.
We need to ensure that our Government supports consumer rights and freedom of choice in Healthcare. If implemented everyday food supplements like Garlic, Evening Primrose, Fish Oils or Vitamin C should well disappear from the marketplace.
I urge all your interested readers readers to contact their local T.D.s and M.E.P.s to voice their concern and to sign the petition available in all Health Care sops.
Penelope Hughes, Rochestown.
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