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WHO Panel finds insufficient evidence to review kratom


An advisory committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) has concluded there is insufficient evidence to recommend a “critical review” of kratom, which potentially could have lead to international controls on the herbal supplement used by millions to treat pain and other medical conditions.

“It is a great victory for kratom consumers, for science and for the truth,” said Mac Haddow, a lobbyist for the American Kratom Association, a group of kratom vendors and consumers. “There can be no doubt that kratom should not be scheduled and that it should be responsibly regulated to protect against dangerously adulterated kratom products.” “When the FDA proposes that a natural substance like kratom be banned it is not because it’s dangerous to the public, it’s because it poses a threat to the pharmaceutical industries profits. These people have a financial interest in stopping a safe and natural substance from competing with high priced drugs,” wrote one…

Original Article (Pain News Network):
WHO panel finds insufficient evidence to review kratom
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