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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom

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86. Dr. Walt Prozialeck Returns to talk about Lead (Pb) in Kratom
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Walt Prozialeck returns to discuss his new article published in the journal Toxics, “Public Health Implications and Possible Sources of Lead (Pb) as a Contaminant of Poorly Regulated Kratom Products in the United States”. We talk about the dangers of high levels of Pb exposure, how even moderate doses in some products can cause toxicity …

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Special Announcement: NIDA Seeks Kratom Consumers for Massive Study

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Special Announcement: NIDA Seeks Kratom Consumers for Massive Study
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To enroll in the study, see: https://enroll.drugabuse.gov/kratom-nida/ On July 20, 2022 the National Institute on Drug Abuse rolled out a massive nationwide study. NIDA is looking for regular kratom consumers to participate. It’s not just a survey: the research team including past Kratom Science Podcast guest Dr. Kirsten Smith will allow participants, via an app, …

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NIDA is rolling out a massive nationwide study of regular kratom consumers

QR Code link https://enroll.drugabuse.gov/kratom-nida/ From the research team: About The KEMA Study We are conducting a new study on kratom entitled “Real-world momentary assessment of kratom use accompanied by product assays: A natural history study toward an interdisciplinary characterization of kratom use and pharmacology”! That is a long name, so we typically refer to it …

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81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns

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81. Dr. Kirsten Smith of NIDA Returns
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Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) joins us once again to talk about an upcoming comprehensive study that will include a detailed nationwide survey, testing of kratom samples, and testing select individual kratom consumers. We also cover several papers that Dr. Smith led or co-authored that have been published since her …

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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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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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55. Dr. Kirsten Smith of National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Dr. Kirsten Smith is a post-doc fellow at National Institute on Drug Abuse. With a background in social work and working with communities with substance use disorder, Dr. Smith was instrumental in introducing kratom research to NIDA’s Intramural Research Program, where she works in the in the Real-world Assessment, Prediction, and Treatment Unit. Dr. Smith …

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15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman

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15. Marketing in a Kratom-Restrictive World with Wade Harman
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My guest is Wade Harman from Richlands, Virginia. Wade is a former coal miner, now a freelance writer, kratom consumer of 18 years, and host of the podcast The Botanical Resistance. We talk about FDA links to big pharma, marketing in a kratom-restrictive social media world, and how Wade survived an opiate addiction with the …

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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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Banning Drugs is Anti-Science, Anti-Health, and Anti-Social

“Thankfully now, this is legal. The whole idea of Schedule 1, I think, is going to go away. How bizarre is that? That these molecules are ‘evil’. Please, come on!” That is a direct quote from celebrity addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky on his new YouTube podcast, “Dr. Drew After Dark”, recorded in California …

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