FDA loyalty to big pharma exposed in move to ban a plant that’s curing opiod addiction

If the DEA actually cared about the safety of Americans, the last thing they would do would push this plant into the black market where it is not put in check by consumers and ethical business practices … Also, as you read below, it becomes entirely clear that Gottlieb’s assertion that there is “no reliable evidence to support” the beneficial effects of Kratom is a bold faced lie. The FDA’s claims that there has been no research devoted to Kratom showing it’s incredible analgesic properties and its ability to ween people off of dangerous opioids are nothing short of bold face lies—as the patents on its alkaloids show. LINK 

US 20100209542 A1 is an application that was entered for University Of Massachusetts Medical School, University Of Mississippi in 2010.  PATENT LINK The application specifically recognizes kratom as a treatment for opioid withdrawal. US 20100209542 A1 goes on to claim that kratom could be used to help withdrawals from other drugs as well … But that’s not all, in order to understand why this push for a ban is happening, we can simply look at who is spearheading it: FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb. For those unaware, before he was appointed as the commissioner of the FDA, Gottlieb was a resident fellow at the neoconservative think tank, the American Enterprise Institute. AEI has long pushed for the war in and US occupation of Afghanistan—which, since the US invasion, has become the world’s number one source of poppies. AEI’s officers and board members are made up of warmongers like Dick Cheney, as well as Big Pharma insiders like Raymond Gilmartin, former CEO of Merck & Co., and mega bankers like Harvey Golub, the retired chairman and CEO of the American Express Company. Gottlieb, himself, prior to assuming his role in making decisions on what people can and can’t put into their bodies, was an independent director at Tolero Pharmaceuticals and Daiichi Sankyo Inc. and a member of GlaxoSmithKline’s product investment board.

Original Article (Waking Times):
FDA loyalty to Big Pharma exposed in move to ban a plant that’s curing opiod addiction
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