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4. Escaping Chronic Pain with Amy Wike

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4. Escaping Chronic Pain with Amy Wike
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My guest this week is Amy Wike from Kansas. Several years ago Amy worked at a meat processing plant. The physical strain of the job left her with permanent chronic pain. Her medication was latered tapered off by her doctor. The pain didn’t go away until Amy discovered kratom… Written and produced by Brian Gallagher. …

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Dr. Drew trashes chronic pain patients as “borderline druggies”

Last week on his podcast This Life You Live, celebrity addiction specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky called chronic pain patients “borderline druggies” for seeking medical treatment in the form of pain medication. Not surprisingly, this angered thousands of chronic pain patients who are now struggling to receive proper treatment from their doctors in the aftermath of …

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Prohibition propaganda model applied to vaping

In the past few weeks, we’ve seen tactics implemented once again by government and media that kratom advocates recognize. This time, the tactics are applied to vaping. The Prohibition propaganda model works as follows: Some unfortunate illnesses and a few deaths occur related to, but not caused by, a particular ingested substance (this time vaporized …

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Good News for Kratom Science: House Committee on Appropriations requests expanded research; NIDA grants $3.4 million to UF College of Pharmacy

Slowly but surely, government is responding to the relentless advocacy of the kratom community and the American Kratom Association. In addition to the state governments of Georgia, Utah, and Arizona (that recently decided to regulate rather than ban kratom), the House of Representatives and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse are listening to our calls …

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CDC Blames Even More Multiple-Drug Abuser Deaths on Kratom Than They Did Before

A Centers for Disease Control report released last week claimed 91 out of 152 unintentional drug overdose deaths where kratom was detected in the bloodstream involved kratom as the “cause of death”, according to local medical examiners. This has been repeated over and over again by media, mostly without examining the problematic nature of these …

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Kratom News: Federally Approved Substances Remain the Reason for a Vast Majority of Poison Control Center Calls

We’ve been seeing in the news again lately that poison control centers are receiving an increasing amount of calls about kratom. We’ve seen stories like this in 2016. CNN ran a story yesterday. In 2018 three of CNN’s top ten advertisers were drug dealers (Humira, Otzela, and Neulasta — how do they come up with …

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