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This was an outstanding video. This kratom briefing was put on shortly after the DEA’s attempted ban on kratom. This talk was very informative and helps to debunk the FDA’s flawed data and science used to push for the attempted ban. This briefing has some really wonderful people that do outstanding work.

10/9/2018 – Washington DC. American Kratom Association (AKA), Botanical Education Alliance, People Plant & Health, Leaf of Faith, Kratom Trade Association, and The Drug Policy Alliance.

The panel includes:
Dr. Andrew Kugel, Associate Research Scientist, Columbia University;
Dr. Jack Henningfield, Vice President of Research Health Policy & Abuse Liability, Penney Associates. Professor of Behavioral Biology Adjunct Department of Psychiatry & Behavior Sciences, John Hopkins School of Medicine; 
Dr. Murray Holcomb, General Surgeon, Acute Care & Trauma Surgery;
Michael Werner, Attorney and Partner, Holland & Knight, Co-chair National Healthcare & Life Sciences

Capitol Hill Kratom Briefing

Dr. Christopher McCurdy – Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) as a potential therapy

American Kratom Association / Science

FDA Fails to Follow the Science on Kratom August 2018 Jane Babin, Ph.D., Esq. 

Assessment of Kratom under the CSA Eight Factors and Scheduling Recommendation

Kratom Science

New England Journal of Medicine, Deaths in Colorado Attributed to Kratom 

FDA Kratom Advisory Unfounded, FOIA Docs Show

A Reply to CDC Report on Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected (2019); appropriate regulation of kratom and improved postmortem testing protocols are needed immediately

UF College of Pharmacy receives $3.5 million NIDA grant to bolster kratom research

Traditional and non-traditional uses of Mitragynine (Kratom): A survey of the literature.

Abuse liability of mitragynine assessed with a self-administration procedure in rats.

Professor’s Research Shows Therapeutic Potential For Kratom


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