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WASHINGTON — Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is skeptical of the hype around CBD dietary supplements, at least until some hard science is published.


“There’s no science to demonstrate that putting it in the food supply has any medicinal value, let alone [to] support that it’s safe,” he told STAT in a phone interview. “People are just doing it. People are putting it in pet food because they think it calms their dogs. Point to a single credible study that demonstrates that. It’s being promoted for everything right now.”

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