CannabisNewsBreaks – Fox News Article Advises Caution for CBD Use Pending Long-term Data

March 25, 2019 13:51:25

The lack of data on the long-term safety of cannabidiol (“CBD”) oil was recently emphasized in an article authored by Nicole Saphier, M.D., on Fox News titled ‘CBD oil is the new rage among millennials. But, as a doctor, here’s what I worry about’. Among other highlights, the article reminds readers that even though the limited and short-term data on CBD oil is promising, there is not any long-term data yet to further support the safety and effectiveness as a treatment to various ailments. Although there is scientific evidence demonstrating that CBD has FDA-proven benefits for treating epileptic seizure disorders and is now permitted to be prescribed by a physician, Dr. Saphier cautions that research regarding numerous other hyped health claims is still lacking ( Dr. Saphier urges all patients to err on the side of caution while the long-term data is pending, and to follow their medical doctors’ recommendations.

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