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FDA Warns CBD Product Maker About False Claims

WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- A warning letter has been issued to Massachusetts-based Curaleaf Inc. for illegally selling unapproved cannabidiol (CBD) products online with unproven claims that the products treat cancer, Alzheimer disease, opioid withdrawal, pain, and other health problems, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

Other than one prescription drug to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy, the FDA has not approved any other CBD products, according to the agency.

It also noted that there is limited information for other CBD products being marketed to consumers and that they have not been evaluated for potential harm.

The FDA said that unproven claims about CBD products could lead consumers to delay important medical care, such as proper diagnosis and treatment.

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Posted: July 2019