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53. Journalist Nick Wing on Covering Kratom

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53. Journalist Nick Wing on Covering Kratom
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Nick Wing is currently editor of the nonprofit journal The Appeal (theappeal.org). He spent nearly 10 years as a journalist for Huffington Post, where he did extensive in-depth reporting on kratom, starting in 2016. In the course of his work, Nick Wing discovered that one of FDA’s “kratom-related deaths” was a man who died of …

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Journal Club #19: The FDA’s Bad Science on Kratom

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Journal Club #19: The FDA's Bad Science on Kratom
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Neuroscientist Dr. Jonathan Cachat and host Brian Gallagher look at the blistering report by Jane Babin released in August 2018: “FDA Fails to Follow the Science on Kratom” (PDF available here https://t.co/G76TVsWdLY?amp=1 ). Babin demonstrates how FDA manipulated data to create a Schedule I justification based on what a former HHS Assistant Secretary of Health …

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Levels of Kratom Alkaloid Mitragynine Were Likely Overestimated in Autopsies

A research article in the journal Drug Testing and Analysis uncovered a flaw in previous examinations of kratom’s main alkaloid, mitragynine. The study, lead by University of Florida pharmacutics researcher Dr. Abisheak Sharma, stated: There is a possibility that earlier reported studies did not separate the four mitragynine diastereomers, resulting in over‐quantification of mitragynine in …

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38. Psychiatrists Overstate the Dangers of Kratom

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38. Psychiatrists Overstate the Dangers of Kratom
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In a recent webinar, psychiatrists describe kratom as dangerous with lethal overdose and toxicity potential. Using the studies they cite, Brian Gallagher explains why the dose of mitragyinine to establish LD50 in mice is far beyond the levels consumed in leaf and even extracted kratom, and why one investigation into coroners’ reports disproved claims of …

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