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Here’s why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs

BY PAULA N. BROWN, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR — 07/07/18 04:00 PM EDT 36 THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently gave final approval for the first non-opioid drug shown to lessen the severity of opioid withdrawal symptoms. Meanwhile, President Trump signed into law groundbreaking …

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Kratom Advocates Take Their Fight To Washington As Potential Federal Ban Looms

Dozens of advocates, consumers and vendors of the botanical drug kratom traveled to Washington, D.C., last week, hoping to preserve access to an herb they say has improved and even saved lives. The week of advocacy began last Tuesday with a rally outside the U.S. Capitol building and continued across three days of meetings with …

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U.S. Hunger For Opioid Alternative Drives Boom in Borneo Jungle

Bloomberg recently released an article detailing the popularity and journey of kratom. This in-depth article provides a perspective on kratom throughout its journey from field plant to store shelf. Read below for more information. Indonesia is the main supplier of kratom, a popular painkiller. By: Yoga Rusmana and Bruce Einhorn Deep in the lush jungles …

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Lawmakers urge Louisiana Department of Health to study kratom: why?

The Louisiana Department of Health has been tasked with studying kratom, the over-the-gas-station-counter supplement with a cult following, to determine whether it should be classified as a “controlled dangerous substance.” Without any debate or line of questions May 16, the Louisiana House unanimously approved a resolution from state Rep. Frank Hoffmann directing the department to study the …

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Setting the Record Straight on ‘Synthetic Drugs’ — and What We Should Do About Them

“Synthetic drugs” have been causing panic lately; many are new to the drug market, haven’t been researched, and they’re easily mistaken for and sold as somewhat similar drugs. While alarmist media stories have focused on their reported dangers, what often goes unaddressed is that our existing pattern of banning drugs drives the creation of these …

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Experts Weigh In On The Positive Aspects Of Kratom

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Botanical Legal Defense (BLD), an educational and advocacy group focused on promoting and protecting the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of natural plants and herbal supplements, is concerned that Kratom is, at times, misrepresented as dangerous and without medical value. Kratom, a 100 percent natural plant and herbal supplement from Southeast Asia, has been …

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