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FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

FDA Warns of Potential Harm From CBD Products

Agency says it has seen limited data on effects of cannabis derivative; risk of liver injury is cited. By Inti Pacheco Updated Nov. 27, 2019 2:16 pm ET The Food and Drug Administration said this week that it can’t vouch for the safety of food and other products containing CBD, because of limited information about […]

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Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

Cannabidiol Products Are Everywhere, but Should People Be Using Them?

General internist Brent Bauer, MD, sees patients at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, one of the most esteemed medical centers in the world. And yet, some of his patients have sought relief from a variety of ills with ubiquitous, unregulated products they can pick up at 7/Eleven or order online (although not from Amazon, whose selling guidelines prohibit them). The […]

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FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety

FDA warns company marketing unapproved cannabidiol products with unsubstantiated claims to treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid withdrawal, pain and pet anxiety

Agency is expediting work to evaluate regulatory policies related to cannabis and cannabis-derived ingredients like CBD Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it has issued a warning letter to Curaleaf Inc., of Wakefield, Massachusetts, for illegally selling unapproved products containing cannabidiol (CBD) online with unsubstantiated claims that the products treat cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, opioid […]

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Cannabis: Doctors tell FDA to get out of the weeds

Cannabis: Doctors tell FDA to get out of the weeds

Publish date: May 31, 2019 By Kari Oakes  Clinical Neurology News FROM AN FDA PUBLIC HEARING The Food and Drug Administration held its first-ever public hearing about products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds – and it got an earful. Hearing from over 100 individuals, the all-staff FDA panel was asked repeatedly to take the lead in bringing order […]

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Marijuana during prenatal OUD treatment increases premature birth

Marijuana during prenatal OUD treatment increases premature birth

Publish date: April 28, 2019By M. Alexander Otto REPORTING FROM PAS 2019 BALTIMORE – Marijuana is a not a good idea during pregnancy, and it’s an even worse idea when women are being treated for opioid addiction, according to an investigation from East Tennessee State University, Mountain Home. Marijuana use may become more common as legalization rolls out […]

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More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

More evidence links high-potency marijuana use to first-episode psychosis

Publish date: December 14, 2017 By Randy Dotinga Clinical Psychiatry News SAN DIEGO – High-potency marijuana use appears to be associated with an increased risk of a first psychotic episode, based on a case-control study conducted in Europe. “Daily users of a strong type of cannabis face a significant increase in the probability of developing a psychotic disorder,” reported […]