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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 Post-Nihilist on Thursday November 02 2017, @09:30PM (2 children)

    by Post-Nihilist (5672) on Thursday November 02 2017, @09:30PM (#591361)

    For inflammation based pain it work better than Tylenol and advil.
    Compared to the cadillac of pain relief that is hydrocodone well it is weak and nonaddictive.
    For nausea, smoked cannabis is well above any other antiemetic...

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  • (Score: 2) by DannyB on Friday November 03 2017, @01:59PM (1 child)

    by DannyB (5839) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 03 2017, @01:59PM (#591666) Journal

    Since I already take (cheap, 40 year old) prescription NSAIDs, that might explain why it had little effect. I never have nausea because I avoid oxycodone. I suppose if either of my dr's thought I was having any trouble with occasional hydrocodone use, I would be looking for some alternative. Of course, I truly hope the smoked or otherwise ingested weed product helps people who can genuinely benefit from it. I just didn't see any benefit for myself, and especially didn't see it as cost effective.

    Of course, there is the getting high thing. But then you end up with Java code that looks like it was written by a Perl programmer.

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    • (Score: 2) by Post-Nihilist on Friday November 03 2017, @06:27PM

      by Post-Nihilist (5672) on Friday November 03 2017, @06:27PM (#591789)

      What to you have against with liberal use regexs in my Java code ;)

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