Lessons From Red Yeast Rice May Inform FDA's Path For CBD

By Greg Kaufman, Meghana Shah and Amber Unwala (May 28, 2019, 12:57 PM EDT) -- As the cannabis industry grows, all eyes are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to define its regulation and enforcement approach to products containing cannabidiol. CBD derived from cannabis plants has been touted for its therapeutic properties.[1] How the FDA will choose to regulate CBD remains uncertain. Will the FDA look at prior precedent involving red yeast rice,[2] an infamous decision in the eye of the dietary supplement industry, and what influence may this precedent have on their decision-making regarding CBD?...

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