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FDA schedules public meeting for 19 November to discuss sex and gender differences in the use and response to cannabidiols. The meeting will address the issue of CBD use in pregnancy, for which no human data currently is available.
Head & Shoulders airing a 30-second TV spot featuring Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and former Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu competing over who gives “100%” effort in everything they do.
Responsible CBD supplement marketers are disadvantaged against bad actors with products taking up shelf space in “disloyal” retailers as federal regulatory limbo drags on, says nutritional science expert Duffy McKay. Patchwork of state regulations on CBD also create challenges.
A study with nearly 500 patients with vitamin D levels tested within a year before receiving COVID-19 tests found subjects deficient in the nutrient had 1.77 greater chance of testing positive. Researchers say RCTs are needed to determine if broad population interventions are necessary.
National Advertising Review Board says P&G’s #1” claim in a shield-shaped logo on Oral-B Precision Clean Interdental Picks package fronts “is adequately connected to the explanatory information," which states “from the makers of the #1 dentist recommended floss brand.”
NAD advises VGH Solutions to pull pain relief claims and statements that am OTC device with FDA 510(k) clearance treats conditions including neuropathy. The firm offered studies and a Health Canada statement listing indications for the device to support claims not part of the US approved indication.