Dr Gu: Surgeon-scientist trying to save the lives of babies with congenital heart and kidney diseases. President and CEO of Ganogen.
“As a doctor, I think this is total BS. There was one poorly done mouse study in a predatory journal that became clickbait for journalists who don’t understand the actual science. The data was crap. Health reporters know how to fear monger but never went to medical school. Scary.
“If you carefully read the clinical trial for treating Dravet syndrome with an FDA approved drug called Epidiolex, which is CBD, all the patients who had elevated liver enzymes were taking valproate, which can hurt the liver. So CBD just altered the metabolism of valproate.
“We live in a society where sensationalism overrides medical science and affects health policy. That should scare every single American out there. Journalists who don’t know anything other than getting clicks, views and fear mongering are now dictating your health with hit pieces.”
More commentary from Dr Gu including some questions and replies:
Here is the linked study: NEJoM