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47. Take it as a Tea with Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia Producer Soren Shade

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47. Take it as a Tea with Hamilton's Pharmacopeia Producer Soren Shade
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Soren Shade grew up in the woods of West Virginia. Through a program for low-income, high-achieving students, he studied philosophy at Columbia University in New York. In his senior year he worked research assistant for Hamilton Morris and ended up as a producer on Season 3 of Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia, released earlier this year. Soren is …

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Full Text of 2018 HHS Letter to DEA Rescinding Kratom Ban Recommendation

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICESOffice of the SecretaryOffice of the Assistant Secretary for HealthWashington, D.C. 20201 AUG 16 2018 [stamped] The Honorable Uttam DhillonActing AdministratorDrug Enforcement AdministrationU.S. Department of Justice8701 Morrissette DriveSpringfield, VA 22152 Dear Mr. Dhillon: Pursuant to the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), 21 U.S.C. § 811, I am rescinding our prior recommendation …

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43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders

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43. Kratom Addiction w. Dr Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders
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My guests are two addiction psychiatrists, Dr. Cornel Stanciu and Dr. Thomas Penders. I responded to their webinar in episode 38. I thought they overstated the dangers of kratom and wondered why you’d prescribe buprenorphine for kratom withdrawals. We talk about that, and the topic of kratom addiction and addiction in general. Studies referenced to …

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Why the AHRQ Review On Chronic Pain Matters

December 2020 The Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ) is currently conducting a systematic review on plant-based treatment for chronic pain. Their goal: “identify alternative treatments (to opioids) with equal or better benefits for pain while avoiding potential unintended consequences.” Specifically, they will be reviewing the benefits and potential harms of cannabinoids and kratom. …

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27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke

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27. Rodeo Riding Leads to Chronic Pain to Addiction to Recovery w/ Stephanie Van Dyke
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Stephanie Van Dyke was on her way to a professional career in rodeo horse riding, until she had an accident, which would give her chronic pain for the rest of her life. As a result, she got prescribed and hooked on opiate pain pills. Her opiate addiction took 10 years away from her life and …

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26. Scars

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My guest is Scars Hernandez from Dayton Ohio. Scars earned his name from over 20 surgeries in his lifetime. In 2018, after years of being addicted to pills, he found kratom..He’s now active in the movement to keep kratom legal in Ohio. This is Scars, and this is his kratom story… Music: Risey “Memories of …

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Interview with Marc Swogger, University of Rochester social scientist

An audio version of this interview can be found here. Dr. Marc Swogger is an associate professor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Swogger is a social scientist and psychologist who studies substance use. He has co-authored multiple studies on the individual and public health effects of the use of …

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6. Boston Kratom Guy

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6. Boston Kratom Guy
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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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4. Amy Wike

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4. 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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