Right to try and the FDA’s proposed ban on kratom

And even if kratom can be dangerous, banning it violates the administration’s defense of Right to Try laws: potentially dangerous medicines are nevertheless valuable if their expected benefits exceed their risks.

Doubts about effectiveness aside, the prima facie reasoning behind the FDA’s crackdown can be found in a press release from November 14, 2017, in which Commissioner Scott Gottlieb attributes 36 deaths to kratom. A recent study, however, found no evidence that kratom alone causes death … Outlawing kratom, moreover, will mainly spawn a black market. This harms kratom consumers (by raising prices and diminishing quality control) and society generally (by generating violence and corruption, as occurs now for other banned substances).

Original Article (Cato):
Right to Try and the FDA’s Proposed Ban on Kratom
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