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Bootleggers, Baptists, and Kratom

Academics / Political Science : Cato @ Liberty

Kratom is a plant indigineous to Southeast Asia that, according to users, relieves pain more effectively—and with fewer side effects—than opioids. The FDA and the DEA have nevertheless proposed banning Kratom; see here for excellent...

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

Business & Finance : Fast Company

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 agai...

Kratom herb used in opioid withdrawals linked to 36 deaths: FDA

News : NY Daily News

The FDA issued a public health advisory Tuesday about kratom, an herbal supplement used to ease the side effects of opioid withdrawals.

FDA chief warns about kratom to treat opioid addiction; will seek more regulatory power

News : USAToday: News

The FDA will warn consumers to stop using an herbal supplement called kratom that claims to ease symptoms of opioid withdrawal.        

Right to Try and the FDA's Proposed Ban on Kratom

Academics / Political Science : Cato @ Liberty

In his State of the Union address, President Trump expressed support for a Right to Try law that would allow terminally-ill patients to test medicines not yet fully vetted by the FDA. This perspective recognizes the tradeoff between...


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