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US regulators have sent warning letters to three companies marketing CBD products with false claims that they can treat cancer, Alzheimer's, arthritis, and seizures.
Nutra Pure, PotNetwork Holdings, and Advanced Spine and Pain describe their various gummies, gels and oils as effective medications but present no data to back it up.
Tuesday - US - Food - Drug - Administration
On Tuesday, the US Food and Drug Administration gave the companies 15 days to change their marketing or pull their products.
Scott Gottlieb, out-going director of the FDA, said that since September 2017, the agency has now forced 450 websites to scrap false claims that CBD can cure diseases.
CBD - Supplement - Effects - THC - Government
CBD is akin to a supplement - it does not produce psychoactive effects (that's THC) and the US government is considering allowing its use in food and drink.
But there are a few main issues that concern doctors about overarching claims that CBD could cure diseases.
Alzheimer - Years - Trials - Disease
First, Alzheimer's cannot be cured, and even after years of clinical trials it seems we may not fully understand what causes the disease.
Second, there is still very little evidence to show that CBD has powerful, universal therapeutic effects.
Example - CBD - People - Epilepsy - Others
For example, although CBD has been beneficial to some people with epilepsy, it was not for others - in the same way that the keto diet...
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