62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom

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62. Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz, Toxicologist Who Testified at the WHO Hearing on Kratom
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Dr. Fabian Pitter Steinmetz is a senior toxicologist from Germany and an outspoken advocate for harm reduction and science-based, rational drug policy. On October 11, 2021, representing the European Coalition for Just and Effective Drug Policies, Dr. Steinmetz testified against kratom prohibition for the World Health Organization’s 44th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence . Dr. …

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Journal Club #25: Dopamine Response to Mitragynine in Rats

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #25: Dopamine Response to Mitragynine in Rats
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Dr. Jon Cachat and host Brian Gallagher look at a study that examined dopamine levels with an electrochemical sensor in rats administered with various levels of mitragynine. Dopamine release was detected as significant levels after a high dose of mitragynine after 4 days. Questions explored in this episode include: Does this accurately measure the kratom …

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61. Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance Founder and Host of “PSYCHOACTIVE”

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61. Ethan Nadelmann, Drug Policy Alliance Founder and Host of "PSYCHOACTIVE"
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PSYCHOACTIVE with Ethan Nadelmann https://cms.megaphone.fm/channel/psychoactive?selected=HSW1919502170My guest is one of the major critics of the War on Drugs and an advocate for science-based harm reduction policy. He is founder of the Drug Policy Alliance, an organization that’s been instrumental in marijuana legalization, and helped solicit comments for the 2016 fight to keep kratom legal, among other …

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60. Mr. Boston on Surviving 3 Near Death Experiences, Chronic Pain, and Multiple Sclerosis

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60. Mr. Boston on Surviving 3 Near Death Experiences, Chronic Pain, and Multiple Sclerosis
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Mr. Boston, who chooses to remain anonymous, was pushed out of a tree at the age of 13 where he got a slipped disk and went on a regimen of gradually stronger and stronger opioids. Living with chronic pain, he later developed an even more painful autoimmune disorder, which he says feels like being attacked …

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59. Dr. Lance McMahon, Chair of University of Florida College of Pharmacy Dept of Pharmacodynamics

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59. Dr. Lance McMahon, Chair of University of Florida College of Pharmacy Dept of Pharmacodynamics
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Dr. Lance McMahon is Chair of the Department of Pharmacodynamics at University of Florida College of Pharmacy, a college that has been at the forefront of kratom research. Dr. McMahon studies the mechanism of action of the multiple kratom alkaloids and how they function alone and in concert on our various brain receptors. His lab …

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Journal Club #24: Kratom-Induced Psychosis? A Case Report

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Journal Club with Dr. Jonathan Cachat
Journal Club #24: Kratom-Induced Psychosis? A Case Report
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Dr. Jonathan Cachat and host Brian Gallagher look at a case report of a supposed kratom-induced psychosis out of a student team from West Virginia University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, advised by MDs Alexander Muacevic and John R Adler. A 43 year old man combat veteran with six tours of duty, traumatic brain …

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58. New York Times Bestselling Author Maia Szalavitz on harm reduction, addiction, and her new book “Undoing Drugs”

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58. New York Times Bestselling Author Maia Szalavitz on harm reduction, addiction, and her new book "Undoing Drugs"
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Maia Szalavitz is a journalist and New York Times bestselling author who has written about drugs, addiction, and neuroscience for 30 years. Today she talks with host Brian Gallagher about her new book, Undoing Drugs: The Untold Story of Harm Reduction and the Future of Addiction, why drug policy has failed, how policy based on …

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Kratom Companies Involved in Civil Forfeiture

Pittsburgh, PA A civil forfeiture action filed in Pittsburgh’s U.S. District Court spells bad news for several kratom companies across the country.  The companies in question: Coastline Kratom, Kratom Crazy, and Best Kratom, are all ceasing operations, effective immediately. Two of the companies, Coastline Kratom and Kratom Crazy, are sister companies, previously owned by a …

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Transcript of Kratom Science Podcast #57: Representatives of PPHI, Indonesian Farmers’ Co-op

Note: This content is the result of (1) Brian Gallagher’s interview with Mr. Suhairi Ery, Daily Chairman of PPHI and kratom farmer Mr. Jamaluddin Junaid and translated by Mr. Ashari, (2) Correspondence between Mr. Fadli Ashari and Brian Gallagher via email. (3) Mr. Ashairi wrote the “about” section. ….Questions were written by both Brian Gallagher …

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57. Representatives of PPHI, the Indonesian Farmers’ Co-Op

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57. Representatives of PPHI, the Indonesian Farmers' Co-Op
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Transcript available here https://www.kratomscience.com/2021/08/12/transcript-of-kratom-science-podcast-57-representatives-of-pphi-indonesian-farmers-co-op/ This episode is a result of an interview I conducted with members of the Horticulture Entrepreneurship Association of Indonesia (PPHI). Brian speaks to Mr. Fadli Ashari, translator for Mr. Suhairi Ery, Daily Chairman of PPHI and Mr. Jamaluddin Junaid, one of PPHI’s kratom farmers. Because of translation issues, we agreed on …

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