Unfortunately politics are everywhere including natural remedies,(they have CEO folks making bucks off of us to)I'm no pharma fan either, consider that we live longer than our ancestors only because we do have medicene to treat now what use to kill back in our great granny days. Natural or herbal medicene has all the drawbacks conventional med does and for some reason people don't see it that way, like every herbal or natural medicinal product was concocted at grandma Annies house instead of in a lab with men working out a way to line their pockets to. I worked in one and believe me it isn't any different a philosphy than conventional med. We had sales meetings to influence naturopaths or health food stores, making a product more appealing to the consumer laziness, it would make your hair stand on end to know they really don't care as much for the public safety as you would like to think. Conventional/Natural drugs, herbs it's all a booming business, all trying to get our bucks at whatever cost!