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FDA Cracking Down on Unsubstantiated Cannabidiol Health Claims

Accepted submission by takyon at 2017-11-01 22:30:28

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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