Posted August 25, 2020

Seller of CBD and NAC Warned for Coronavirus Claims

On August 19, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Living Senior, LLC for selling CBD and NAC products with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The agency emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus and has previously stated: "There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

CBD and NAC products were promoted with statements such as "Dr. Bob Melamede discusses how NAC and CBD Fight Viral Infections like Coronavirus... Dr Bob also has a Web site called CBDSeniors.com, where you can find some of his work and what he does there, talking about mainstream CBD being available for the seniors and what pivotal role hemp and cannabis and CBD in all these goodies help as we're aging."

The FDA instructed the companies to send an email to COVID-19-Task-Force-CDER@fda.hhs.gov within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations. 

See ConsumerLab's answers to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

Also see ConsumerLab's Reviews of CBD and Hemp Extract Supplements and NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine) Supplements for tests of related products.

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