No Hiding In Social Media: More False COVID-19 Treatment Claims Found By US Agencies
FDA and FTC's latest warning letters include the first firm marketing CBD products linked with bogus COVID-19 claims. Latest warnings also mark the first the agencies submitted based completely or nearly entirely on regulatory violations found in businesses social media postings.
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FDA commissioner’s office representative Joseph Franklin explained, as other agency officials have previously, at FDLI confereice that determining whether to make lawful cannabinoids’ use in products other than drugs is both a priority and a challenge.
Latest warnings also include second and third businesses in US cannabidiol and hemp sector found making unlawful claims for treating and preventing COVID-19. Four of five firms warned apparently responded by removing violative claims from websites and social media posts.
NPA asks Congress to include supplements in legislation defining "medical expenses” covered by pre-tax health savings accounts. The trade group says industry would prefer supplements were included with OTC drugs in provision in recently passed COVID-19 relief legislation that changed pre-tax account rules.