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Scientists Blast FDA, Warn That a Ban on Kratom Would Cause More Opioid Deaths

By Rachel Blevins While the FDA pushes for a kratom ban a group of scientists argues that if kratom is labeled as a Schedule I drug, opioid-overdose deaths will only continue to rise. The United States Food and Drug Administration ramped up its “War on Kratom” this week by labeling the natural herb as an opioid,…

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AKA Demands FDA Stop Its Disinformation Campaign Against Kratom

Nine Leading Scientists Challenge FDA Commissioner Gottlieb on War on Kratom Washington, D.C. – February 8, 2018 – Nine leading scientists in substance addiction and safety wrote to White House Opioid Crisis Team Leader Kellyanne Conway and Acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson requesting they disregard the FDA’s latest disinformation campaign against kratom. The scientists warned that…

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FDA’s “Trick Play” to Paint Kratom as Opioids to Influence Ban

By American Kratom Association Our Response to the FDA “Trick Play” Announcement Today – Today’s FDA’s “Trick Play” to Pressure DEA to Schedule Kratom Commissioner Gottlieb’s Statement Shows the FDA is Desperate to Influence Ban The American Kratom Association’s Response from Dave Herman, Board Chairman Some say that the New England Patriots reportedly ran the…

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The Guardian of Our Freedom Program to Stop the Assault on Kratom

By Dave Herman Kratom warriors: I just hung up from a call with our lobbying team who outlined the significant hotspots of anti-kratom activity both on the federal and state level. I am not going to mince words, I am frustrated. Anti-kratom activists, led by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, are committed to protecting the opioid…

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Ask Reps to Support Pocan-LoBiondo Letter To Ensure DEA Reviews Science on Kratom

Ask Your Representative to Support the Pocan/LoBiondo Letter To Make Sure the DEA Reviews the Science on Kratom Kratom Warriors: The American Kratom Association (AKA) lobbying team has been working diligently on Capitol Hill and we are pleased to announce that Representative Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Representative Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) have agreed with our request to…

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AKA Delivers “Open Letter” To DEA For An “Independent 8-Factor Analysis On Kratom”

  American Kratom Association delivers “open letter” to acting DEA Administrator Robert W. Patterson Asking DEA to do an “Independent 8-Factor Analysis On Kratom” “Over 18,000 Letter Co-Signers Request 2nd Opinion from DEA on Biased FDA Claims Against Kratom.  AKA asks DEA to Conduct an Independent 8-Factor Analysis to Test the Credibility of any potential FDA Scheduling…

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They Ruled His Death a Kratom Overdose But Mom Wants Research Not Ban

By Heather Callaghan, Editor A man fighting addiction has tragically died, yet his death was inexplicably ruled “intoxication by kratom” – the plant from Southeast Asia that people are using as a supplement to ease pain and stop opioid addiction. Coincidentally, the government has once again revived its attack on kratom and wants a ban. Last year,…

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Fight Against Last Week’s FDA Warning and What It Means to the Kratom Community

Last week, the FDA dropped the other shoe to ban kratom that we all knew was coming.Faceless bureaucrats at the Food and Drug Administration told the new FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, to issue a ‘Public Health Advisory’ on kratom, justified by outright LIES that kratom carries similar risks as opiates, including addiction and death, and other mischaracterized…

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