The former law enforcement officer was in constant pain after his doctor had abruptly cut off the twice-a-day OxyContin that had helped him endure excruciating back pain from a motorcycle crash almost two decades ago that had left him nearly paralyzed despite multiple surgeries.
An estimated 3 million to 5 million people use kratom, according to the American Kratom Association, a Colorado-based nonprofit founded in 2014 to promote the herbal product. It has become a billion-dollar business, according to the Botanical Education Alliance, another kratom advocacy group.
The U.S. Drug
In a news release on Thursday, the group says they've sent an 11-page letter and a petition signed by more than 40,000 Americans to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency asking it to make no changes to the legality of kratom in the U.S.
Experts say kratom
The FDA posted a warning letter to the makers of the product, telling them to stop making medical claims and to stop selling it online.
Poppy seeds can be a source of opiates. They don’t contain opiates themselves, but the pod of the plant they develop
One of the two major psychoactive constituents in kratom has high abuse potential and may also increase the intake of other opiates, new research shows.
The finding contradicts claims by kratom makers that the substance has no abuse potential and supports the US Food and Drug
Kratom is a substance that often gets a bad rap in the media, but is it something that can be of use, specifically pertaining to combat athletes? Also, is kratom something that is perhaps being overlooked as a training tool by those in the MMA
Kratom, a tall skinny plant (Mitragyna speciosa) in the coffee family is indigenous to Southeast Asia. Kratom has been used by the people in that region for years as a stimulant and to manage pain. When sipped as a brewed tea, it has a stimulant
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration told 24 Hour News 8 it will “soon determine whether to place kratom under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I drugs, like heroin and LSD, have no medically accepted use and high potential for abuse.
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The New York State Department of Health recently began urging doctors prescribing opioids for patients with severe pain to consider medical marijuana as an alternative. The guidance was part of an emergency regulation that went into effect July 12.
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The AKA hopped on particular phrasing on the NIDA website that answered the question, “Can a person overdose on Kratom?” The answer provided by NIDA was: “Kratom by itself is not associated with fatal overdose, but some forms of the drug packaged as dietary supplements
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration told NBC4 sister station WOOD-TV it will “soon determine whether to place kratom under Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I drugs, like heroin and LSD, have no medically accepted use and high potential for abuse.
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