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FDA Kratom advisory unfounded, FOIA docs show [opinion]

Though it won’t come as much surprise to anyone in the kratom community, it turns out, wonder of wonders, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) advisory was pulled completely out of nowhere, according to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) material released by Muckrock.

The FDA made multiple false claims regarding kratom itself, the way it is marketed, and who used it. Despite the availability of a wealth of data on kratom (dozens of animal trials and other research in the scientific literature, an 8-factor analysis by a former head of the National Institute for Drug Abuse, hundreds and hundreds of data), the FDA decided to use absolutely no sources to back up the claims in their advisory … If you’re not familiar with the FDA and Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) years-long unfounded and (according to many pharmacology and addiction researchers) entirely unscientific war on kratom, then you might be unaware that the FDA’s recent advisory against kratom marked the plant as some sort of “deadly killer.” In addition to making false claims of kratom being linked to 36 deaths, they went as far as to say the plant that has helped thousands kick opiates for chronic pain or beat withdrawal from illicit opiates and … [kratom] would worsen the opiate crisis we are in the midst of.

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FDA Kratom advisory unfounded, FOIA docs show [opinion]
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