Tags: ALLFEA | ALLTOP | ALLWWCUR | AMFEAT | BBPROFILE | BGOVALL | BGOVBILLGO

FDA May Look Into Medical Marijuana Health Claims

Image: FDA May Look Into Medical Marijuana Health Claims
(Copyright Fotolia)

Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 08:40 AM

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven’t been proven, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

“I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects in the setting of cancer,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said at a hearing before Congress on a separate matter. “It’s a much broader question about where our responsibility is to step into this.”

It’s high time to start looking at rules around the plant, which some states have legalized for medicinal or recreational use, the commissioner said.

“We’ll have some answers to this question very soon because I think we do bear some responsibility to start to address these questions,” Gottlieb said.

© Copyright 2018 Bloomberg News. All rights reserved.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Health-News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration may start cracking down on claims that marijuana has health benefits that haven't been proven, the agency's commissioner said Tuesday. "I see people who are developing products who are making claims that marijuana has antitumor effects...
ALLFEA, ALLTOP, ALLWWCUR, AMFEAT, BBPROFILE, BGOVALL, BGOVBILLGO, BGOVCODES, BGOVHEALT, BIZNEWS, BLAST, BNALL, BNCOPY, BNCOPY2, BNMINNY, BNSTAFF, BNTEAMS, BONDWIRES, BUSINESS, CMDGLOMAC, CMDKEY, COS, CPNYCNT1, DC, DEVECO, EQUITYKEY, FDA, FINNEWS, G10MEMB, G7MEMB, GLOMACBB, GOV, HEA, HEACUR, HEACURZ1, HEAGVT, HEATOP, HEATOPZ1, INDUSTRIES, INTERNAL, MAJOR, MEDMAR, METALKEY, MISC, MSCINAMER, MSCIWORLD, NLEXCLUDE, NORTHAM, NRGKEY, NYX, OILKEY, ONWEB, ORIGINAL, POLIRISK, POLNEWS, READ, READ100, READ25, READ50, SPREGIONS, SRCRANK1, STFILT241, STFILT266, TIMECO, TIMENI, TOP, TOPBIZMKT, US, USBNX, USCOMPNEWS, USGOV, USHEALTH, USTOP, WEBELIG, WEBLIFESTY, WORLD, WWCUR, WWCURZ4, WWTOP, WWTOPAM, WWTOPBIZ, WWTOPFEAT, WWTOPZ4, XWD
124
2017-40-05
Thursday, 05 Oct 2017 08:40 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved