CDB Supplements Next On FDA's Investigational New Drug Warning List
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The agency published warnings to four firms marketing supplements containing CDB ingredients with claims to treat or cure cancer made in statements including testimonials on their websites for products varying from oils, capsules, tinctures and lotions to snacks including gummies and lollipops.
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