Vitamin/mineral purchase legislation

I’ve read that currently twelve E.U countries have signed an iniative that only allows vitamins & minerals to be purchased by doctors perscription with plans to implement such measures by 2005. Anyone here heard such info? I recently conducted a survey covering five different companies (local/overseas)who produce Vitamin & minerals and found rather significant variances when comparing what bang one gets for their buck. Twinlab appears to rate as a pretty reliable source of potentancy in most the V&M range.