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The new drug of choice - Cheerios

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We couldn’t help but laugh when we opened the WSJ this morning. For years, we’ve probably all noticed Cheerios cereal boxes claiming that the cereal has cholesterol-lowering heart benefits. There is evidently a strong clinical study supporting this, but apparently, the FDA says if General Mills states “clinically proven to help lower cholesterol” then that makes the product a drug.

“The FDA…suggested that if General Mills wants to keep the box labeling as is, it should file a new-drug application for Cheerios.”

We appreciate a good laugh to start the day. Look out Lipitor!

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Posted by: Brian Yacktman | May 13, 2009 | Permalink

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