NPA to DEA: Adding Kratom Can Pose a Threat to Public Health

According to the Natural Products Association’s (NPA) formal comments to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), “adding kratom to the U.S. food supply could likely be dangerous and lead to serious unintended consequences.”

Adding an untested and unregulated substance such as kratom to our food supply without the application of longstanding federal rules and guidelines would not only be illegal,” said Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D., NPA’s CEO and executive director, in the formal comments submitted to the DEA. “It could likely be dangerous, leading to serious unintended consequences as our nation struggles with the crisis of opioid addiction.”

Self-medicating with kratom is dangerous without the necessary pre-market approval process set forth by our public health experts at FDA.

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