Current Events

Florida Krators: University of Florida College of Pharmacy Receives $3.5 million NIDA Grant for Kratom Research

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy announced that it will be receiving a grant from the National Institutes on Drug Abuse for $3.5 million for kratom research. According to a press release from the college, the team led by Dr. Lance McMahon and noted kratom expert Dr. Chris McCurdy, along with Dr. Bonnie Avery …

Florida Krators: University of Florida College of Pharmacy Receives $3.5 million NIDA Grant for Kratom Research Read More »

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Resorts to Tone Policing to Justify Kratom Ban

On December 5, the American Kratom Association sent subscribers a newsletter with the subject line “Ohio Update: Protecting Kratom”. (The AKA website is a bit frustrating to navigate but I believe here is where you can sign up for the newsletter.) Mac Haddow and Jack Henningfield of the AKA met with the Ohio Board of …

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Resorts to Tone Policing to Justify Kratom Ban Read More »

Scientists’ Letter to HHS, DEA, FDA, NIDA questions FDA’s handling of Kratom

An open letter to HHS, DEA, NIDA, and FDA signed by twelve leading scientists from various fields has been posted on the website of American Kratom Association. The 33 page letter analyzes and sharply criticizes, piece by piece, the FDA’s 8-Factor Analysis that led the organization to determine that kratom should be placed on the …

Scientists’ Letter to HHS, DEA, FDA, NIDA questions FDA’s handling of Kratom Read More »

Will the FDA Urge the DEA to Make Romaine a Schedule 1 Lettuce?

Kratom supplies are being choked off to American consumers by the actions of both the Indonesian government and the FDA under Trump-appointed Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. Post mid-term election speculation is appearing all over the internet as to whether the DEA will classify kratom as a Schedule 1 substance, or the FDA will continue to …

Will the FDA Urge the DEA to Make Romaine a Schedule 1 Lettuce? Read More »

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has a Clear Agenda Against Kratom

Call the FDA today 1-888-INFO-FDA 1-888-463-6332 America has an “after school special” mentality about drug use, and the powers that be never hesitate to weave that fear into profits. Most people who use drugs aren’t addicted to them, and that applies to everything from crack to alcohol to opiates to kratom. The puritanical approach of …

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has a Clear Agenda Against Kratom Read More »

Kratom News: SalusCare Director Claims Kratom Causes Hallucinations

Recent news items have been covering “both sides” of the kratom debate. As presented in this media narrative, one side says kratom is dangerous and deadly, the other side says it’s a life saving plant. Two such stories ran within two days of each other. One appeared October 27th on Fox4 out of Southwest Florida …

Kratom News: SalusCare Director Claims Kratom Causes Hallucinations Read More »

Kratom Stories: Calista, a Stay-at-Home Mom From Ohio

“Kratom Stories” is a weekly profile on KratomScience.com of those who use kratom to get through pain, disease, or drug addiction. DM us on Twitter @kratomscience or email Brian at [email protected] if you would like to tell your story.   Calista from Ohio is a stay-at-home mom of two boys and volunteer who credits kratom for saving her life. …

Kratom Stories: Calista, a Stay-at-Home Mom From Ohio Read More »

American Kratom Association Call to Action

The AKA urges kratom advocates to contact their Senators today to oppose the SITSA Act (Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act).  The act, designed to limit dangerous synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, would also give the Attorney General the power to ban natural botanicals such as kratom. From the AKA: On Friday, …

American Kratom Association Call to Action Read More »

Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse

Their stories offer a look at the potential consequences and challenges of a federal ban on the botanical drug. By: Nick Wing, Huffington Post As the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration weighs the legal future of kratom, five states have already banned the botanical drug, making criminals out of the people who say they rely on …

Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse Read More »