FDA wants to turn CBD oil into a drug costing $32,500 as they ban all other CBD oils

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FDA wants to turn CBD oil Into a drug that will cost $32,500 as they ban all other CBD oils

If we don’t change a key FDA policy, that’s how much you may be forced to pay if you want to purchase CBD oil. Action Alert!

For years, consumers have benefitted from access to cheap, safe, and effective CBD oil supplements. But now the FDA says that CBD is a drug, not a supplement—a drug which will be sold for $32,500 a year.

Legally the FDA could at any time remove all CBD supplements from the market, on its own volition, or if the drug company which holds drug market exclusivity requests FDA do so. Unless we change the rules, we may see a government-sponsored monopoly on CBD oil, and in the near future, additional monopolies on other cheap, safe, and effective supplements.

This is happening because of a back-channel that allows natural supplements to be turned into drugs by the FDA.

It works like this: if a company is investigating a substance as a drug, FDA rules give the company market exclusivity on that substance—even if it is currently being sold as a supplement.

There are two exceptions: if the supplement was “marketed in or as a dietary supplement” before 1994, or if a supplement company has filed a “new supplement” notification with the FDA before the company’s investigation began. (Recall, too, that the FDA has not completed the policies for submitting a “new supplement” notification, so supplement companies don’t even know how to comply!) Pyridoxamine, an important form of vitamin B6 was removed from the market by the FDA through this exact same mechanism.

This means that, at any time, GW Pharmaceuticals, the manufacturer of the CBD drug, can ask the FDA to remove cheap CBD oil supplements from the market, and the only option consumers will have is their new drug that costs $32,500 a year.

This hasn’t happened yet, but we think GW is simply waiting for the market for CBD oil to grow—which it is. When it reaches a tipping point, then GW can ask the FDA to remove all the CBD supplements, and wait for the cash to roll in from consumers who don’t have any other choice.

This threat to affordable CBD oil shows how broken this system is.

An opioid epidemic is ravaging our country, with drug overdose deaths surpassing car accident fatalities.

People are addicted to and dying from FDA-approved drugs, yet the agency is poised to eliminate consumer access to a non-addictive, cheap, safe, and effective alternative in CBD oil—all so one drug company can charge tens of thousands of dollars for what currently costs a few dollars.

The Senate Farm Bill took one step to protect CBD oil by legalizing the growth of hemp (though it remains to be seen if the final bill will contain this language), but that alone will not preserve consumer access to this important medicine.

ANH-USA is crafting legislation that will, among other things, protect CBD oil and other natural substances from being turned into drugs by eliminating the market exclusivity that drug companies get when a new drug investigation is on a dietary ingredient currently being sold in the market in a dietary supplement.

These rules should apply retroactively to protect CBD oil and other substances that have already (or are likely to be) removed before this legislation becomes law.

Until we close this loophole, we will see drug companies continue to turn our natural dietary supplements into drugs. News headlines are filled with Phase II or Phase III drug trials failing; Big Pharma is in search of a sure thing, and what could be better than supplements that have demonstrated health benefits?

The FDA will not protect us—they’re in on it! More drugs mean more user fees—more money—for the agency, so don’t expect the FDA to defend your access to supplements.

Action Alert! Write to Congress and the FDA and tell them you support a legislative change that eliminates market exclusivity for INDs filed on substances that are currently sold in the market as dietary supplements. Please send your message immediately.

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New documents reveal that, despite President Donald Trump saying in June that he would support a bipartisan bill which would allow states that have legalized marijuana to continue doing so without the US government getting in the way, the Trump administration very much plans on waging a campaign against the popular drug.

The White House has created a Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee, which consists of various committees in the federal government that are meant to come up with ways to turn public opinion against marijuana consumption and disparage state laws that have legalized the drug, according to a report by BuzzFeed News. The committee ordered the Drug Enforcement Administration and 14 other federal agencies to submit "data demonstrating the most significant negative trends" so that the administration can underscore the "threats" that the plant poses to the United States, as BuzzFeed News reported.

Yet another reversal.I guess he feels that plant is not so Sacred.

FDA is useless anyway....let's get rid of them
FILE RICO CHARGES ON THEM

---making drugs more expensive is not their mission is it?

Well it tells you exactly how much governments want people sick and dying. Honestly between the FDA and NASA with all their "facts"!

Apparently Olivia Newton-John was on the news here talking about how she would like Australia to legalise medical cannabis as the cancer has come back for her. Good on her for trying I say...and its gotta be a whole lot better than living on morphine and fentanyl patches to stop the pain. Try that for a while and CBD suddenly looks like a much better option. 

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/10/olivia-newton-john-reve...

Yeah,i kinda saw this coming!

Thanks. When I get back online tonight I'll publicise this info at Uncensored.

Damn shame when Large farmer gets ahold of stuff that was intended to combat them, but that's the neverending battle we fight I guess.

Donald Trump.What a hero, huh. Real champion of the people.

Yeah,that plant is not sacred but corporate profits are

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