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FDA Head Ranted About Kratom on Twitter a Day After HHS Quietly Withdrew Ban Recommendation

On August 16, 2018, Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sent a letter to then Acting Administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Uttam Dhillon, rescinding a previous HHS recommendation that kratom should be federally outlawed. Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act…, I am rescinding our …

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“Kratom addiction” used as defense in trial of Customs Officer who stole thousands from travelers

Joseph Cialone, a US Customers officer, is being charged with a felony for stealing approximately $10,000 from travelers coming into the United States in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 654. Over a period of a year, Cialone would target handbags and discreetly snatch money with a closed fist, then remove the latex glove from the …

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin

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19. Making a Dangerous Workplace More Safe with Matt Catlin
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My guest is Matt Catlin, from Long Island, NY. Matt is an HVAC technician. He takes kratom to deal with chronic pain from work related injuries. He says kratom deals with pain in a way that allows him to stay focused in a workplace that’s often dangerous. Last summer we featured Matt as part of …

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9. Kratom in France, Mississippi, and the Media

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9. Kratom in France, Mississippi, and the Media
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This week: Kratom banned in France, Mississippi State Senator Chuck Younger announces he’ll introduce a bill to ban kratom in his state, and we examine kratom as covered in media over the past week.  Produced by Brian Gallagher for https://www.kratomscience.com/ Reference links: Kratom Science Europe post https://www.kratomscience.eu/kratom-in-france/ ANSM press release https://ansm.sante.fr/S-informer/Points-d-information-Points-d-information/Inscription-du-kratom-sur-la-liste-des-psychotropes-Point-d-Information#_ftn1 Article about France’s kratom …

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6. Boston Kratom Guy – A Kratom Warrior’s Tale

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6. Boston Kratom Guy - A Kratom Warrior's Tale
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My guest this week is the Boston Kratom Guy, Mike Oversteet. Mike has a podcast called the Kratom Guy Show. He’s an outspoken kratom warrior. He’s not only a kratom vendor, he’s also a client. The third guy named Mike we’ve had on the show. Ladies and gentleman, Mike Overstreet, the Boston Kratom Guy…. For more information on …

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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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Philadelphia Inquirer’s continuing attacks on the kratom community

In the last year Philadelphia Inquirer reporter Mari A. Schaefer has written several articles with headlines like “Deaths from kratom, sold as an herbal supplement, are rising”. Her colleague Scott Sturgis, an editor at the Inquirer, is suing a kratom vendor after his son Caleb died in a car accident. The Chester County, Pa coroner …

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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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