Scientists call on FDA to regulate, not ban, kratom

In its most recent announcement, the FDA cited 44 reported deaths associated with kratom use as further evidence of its dangers. According to Oliver Grundmann, a research professor at the University of Florida, the FDA’s report “cannot be supported by any reasonable scientific or medical standard.”

“Unlike overdose deaths that are rightly attributed to classical opioids, which reliably cause respiratory depression and death at high doses, the fatalities that the FDA lists as having been associated with kratom include deaths with a wide variety of apparent causes in people suffering from various diseases and/or taking other substances.”

Original Article (Pew Trusts):
Scientists Call on FDA to Regulate, Not Ban, Kratom
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