Post Profile

Scientists Warn Trump: FDA’s War On A Plant Could Worsen Opioid Crisis

Advocates worry the DEA will ban the popular plant-based drug kratom, which they see as a safer alternative to prescription and black market opioids. A group of scientists is challenging an FDA report released this week warning against the use of kratom, based in part on an FDA analysis that emphasized the substance’s similarity to traditional opioids like morphine and heroin.
read more


Related Posts

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

Politics / US Politics : Washington Watch

Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs. … Click to Continue »

Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DEA Doesn’t Ban It

Technology / Programming : Monkey Bytes

The DEA is considering regulating an herb called kratom using its strictest regulations. However, many users say this plant helps them stay off harder drugs. The post Kratom: The Bitter Plant That Could Help Opioid Addicts—if the DE...

FDA warns against using kratom for opioid addiction

Health : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday about the usage of kratom, citing reports of 36 deaths, and said there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.

If DEA blocks kratom, promising research on opioid alternative may suffer

News : The Rundown News Blog

Kratom, a compound from a Southeast Asian tree, offers hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in. Continue reading ? The post If DEA blocks kratom, promising research on opioid alter...

The DEA is reversing its intent to ban a Southeast Asian alternative to opioids

Politics : Business Insider: Politix

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is reversing its intent to ban kratom, a move some experts call "shocking," the Washington Post reported. The DEA announced a temporary federal ban on kratom — a Southeast Asian plant used to allevi...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC