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posted by cmn32480 on Thursday November 02 2017, @04:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the it-cures-everything dept.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning four companies that sell products containing cannabidiol (CBD) to stop making unsubstantiated health claims, such as "combats tumor and cancer cells":

The FDA has grown increasingly concerned at the proliferation of products claiming to treat or cure serious diseases like cancer. In this case, the illegally sold products allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the marijuana plant that is not FDA approved in any drug product for any indication. CBD is marketed in a variety of product types, such as oil drops, capsules, syrups, teas, and topical lotions and creams. The companies receiving warning letters distributed the products with unsubstantiated claims regarding preventing, reversing or curing cancer; killing/inhibiting cancer cells or tumors; or other similar anti-cancer claims. Some of the products were also marketed as an alternative or additional treatment for Alzheimer's and other serious diseases.

The companies in question are Greenroads Health, Natural Alchemist, That's Natural! Marketing and Consulting, and Stanley Brothers Social Enterprises LLC.

Also at Bloomberg, The Cannabist, The Hill, NBC, and Newsweek.

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  • (Score: 2) by Pino P on Thursday November 02 2017, @04:52PM (2 children)

    by Pino P (4721) on Thursday November 02 2017, @04:52PM (#591149) Journal

    Then do the clinical trials in countries that aren't the United States of America.

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  • (Score: 5, Funny) by bob_super on Thursday November 02 2017, @05:09PM (1 child)

    by bob_super (1357) on Thursday November 02 2017, @05:09PM (#591160)

    You can't trust Canadians or West Europeans to know what's good for US health.

    On the other hand, you can trust food supplement and vitamins manufacturers to claim anything they want about their products without studies, because they are good Americans with a Senator in the family, not evil pot pushers.

    • (Score: 3, Touché) by Grishnakh on Thursday November 02 2017, @06:04PM

      by Grishnakh (2831) on Thursday November 02 2017, @06:04PM (#591202)

      Exactly. This is garbage: the CBD sellers should be able to make any crazy claims they want. If the supplement sellers and chiropractors and naturopathic "doctors" can make unsubstantiated claims about their cure-alls, then anyone else should be allowed to as well. As long as those groups are allowed to push their snake oil, we really shouldn't even have an FDA.