Dr. Gerald Wall has been a pharmacist for 45 years and recently retired.
The New Jersey pharmacist discovered kratom while searching for a holistic and alternative cure for chronic fatigue and a near lifetime of severe pain in his legs. As a pharmacist, he had access to all kinds of pain pharmaceuticals, and like many, didn’t care for their side effects. With kratom, there are no negative side effects or responses.
A student of alternative medicines for 30 years, Dr. Wall found out about kratom on the Internet. After ordering initial supplies, as a pharmacist, he tinkered with quality and dosage to gain the proper effect. He found that using kratom, he could exercise vigorously, move with no pain, and enjoyed increased energy and stamina.
As for kratom’s benefit to patients and pharmacy customers, he saw firsthand how some on pain control drugs were treated like lepers. Doctors and pharmacists must now screen for addicts.* They are all having second thoughts. Pharmacists are afraid to fill certain prescriptions. Doctors are afraid of losing their licenses. They are not writing class two drug prescriptions. According to Dr. Wall, “they’re just not doing it.” Hospitals are running scared too. Pharmacists say, “Why do I need to get involved? As a result, patients are “shopping” both doctors and pharmacies.
Dr. Wall suggests kratom as an alternative to his patients and customers. . He talks over dosage and points them in the right direction for information on kratom to enable them to best help themselves.
Dr. Wall was direct on this point: He fears kratom is in danger of being banned in New Jersey, in part because it is sold in head shops. He called it, “throwing the baby out with the bathwater.” He also mentioned that there is a state representative going overboard to ban it.
* Dr. Wall feels that anesthesiologists are the only doctors qualified to prescribe and regulate dosage of pain control drugs.