Media Coverage 2018

January

Pharmacokinetics of mitragynine in man

Illinois state lawmaker introduces bill to ban kratom

7 states now have active bills to regulate kratom. Support your kratom advocacy groups is now needed.

The Ultimate Guide To Kratom

West Virginia, Senator Takubo, legi aide said. All scheduled drugs have been removed from the bill.

Is Kratom the Answer to the Deadliest Drug Epidemic in History?

Don’t Take Away My Right to Kratom

Kratom: Libertarian Party of Colorado Rips Denver Human Use Ban

Kratom Advocates Claim Substance ‘Answer to Opioid Epidemic’

Health Advance Appoints New Executive Managers and Discloses New Events

Pocan/LoBiondo letter to the DEA is final

Kratomcoin (KRA) now available

New York bill which prohibits the sale or distribution of kratom.

BEA 2017 Review & BREAKING TN Announcement!

Current co-signers Pocan/LoBiondo Dear Colleague letter

Lawmakers Ask FDA to Lift Kratom Warning

Inquisitr.com – Legislators Ask FDA To Rescind Kratom Advisory

February

Ketum Doesn’t Cause Addiction, More Studies Needed

Reality Check: FDA’s Disinformation Campaign on Kratom

There’s not enough evidence here to fault kratom

Why is the FDA banning Kratom?

WKYT Investigates | Is kratom a ‘lifesaver’ or another deadly drug?

FDA on a Mission to Ban Kratom as it becomes more available in stores

There’s not enough evidence here to fault kratom

Why Kratom Shouldn’t Be Swept Up in the Opioid Crackdown

Kratom: The Answer to Opioid Abuse or Part of the Problem?

Should We Care That Kratom is Classified as an Opioid?

Georgia has 3 new bills – A resolution creating the Joint Study Committee on Risks Associated with Kratom; and for other purposes.

FDA Science Falls Short In The Case Of Kratom

Kratom is a legal drug used by many to treat opioid addiction at home, and the FDA is not having it

Big Pharma Forces FDA To Create Kratom Hysteria

Is Kratom Really As Dangerous As the FDA Makes It Out to Be?

The FDA is wrong about kratom

The DEA’s war on pharmacies — and pain patients

Denver Slapped for Trying to Destroy Kratom From Store Targeted Under Ban

Drugmakers Funded Groups Promoting Opioid Use, Senator’s Report Finds

March

Cure or Kill: Dallasites Do Battle for Kratom, an Herbal Substitute for Narcotics the Feds May Ban

Nevada Makes $30 Million In Marijuana Taxes During First Six Months Of Sales

Kansas House Rejects MMJ Bill; Advance CBD Measure

The FDA and Big Pharma are Ramping up Attacks on Kratom We Need Your Help to Stop Them!

Over 100 Cases of CBD Gummies and Kratom Seized in Massive Drug Raid

What banning Kratom means to me

Seminole City Council moves to ban kava, kratom

As opioid crisis worsens, FDA attacks safe alternative used by millions

Is kratom a safe herbal remedy or a dangerous opioid?

‘Kratom,’ sold locally, a source of national controversy

Investigating the ‘kavacraze’ over kava and kratom

Called ‘opioid’ by the FDA, kratom is illegal in 7 states, but easy to find in the Bay

Controversial herb: deadly or lifesaver?

Addictive drug or alternative to break the habit? Doctors dispute FDA about effects of Kratom

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION (AKA) AND THE BOTANTICAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE (BEA)

Kansas Lawmakers Inch Toward Legalizing Cannabis Derivative, And Keeping Kratom Legal

Asia Health Policy Program Stanford

Kratom Fight in Tennessee

JOINT STATEMENT BY THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION (AKA) AND THE BOTANTICAL EDUCATION ALLIANCE (BEA)

Kratom: Is the US trying top ban a Plant that helps heroin addicts beat addiction.

April

AHPA Backs NDI Filing For Kratom, Experts Question FDA Enforcement

History in the Making, Kratom Leaf Remains Legal in the State of Tennessee

Dispute over TNReady fix leads to marathon end to Tennessee legislative session

Controversial Portland program uses marijuana and kratom to treat opioid addiction

Seminole council does full flip-flop on kratom sales

LEADING SCIENTISTS SAY SALMONELLA OUTBREAK TIED TO KRATOM MAY BE SIDE-EFFECT OF FDA CRACKDOWN & UNDERSCORES NEED FOR REGULATION … NOT A BAN

Kratom sales in Oklahoma continue while drug remains banned in Arkansas

Letter to Commissioner Gottlieb 4/23/18

Kratom Trade Association: There is serious bias for this product

Reader: Keep kratom from FDA overreach

What’s the Deal With Kratom?

Is Kratom as Dangerous as the FDA Claims? It’s Hard to Tell

Kratom Recall 2018: What You Need to Know About the Drug’s Safety

FDA orders recall of Kratom, Metro Detroit users speak out

Trump launches a new drug war, targeting the opioid crisis — but who’s the real enemy?

Kratom Concerns

FDA Loyalty to Big Pharma Exposed in Move to Ban Plant that’s CURING Opioid Addiction

Kratom concerns grow, but local seller maintains plant-based product is safe opioid alternative

crisisnextdoor.gov

Trump launches a new website to solicit opioid addiction stories

Reader: Kratom SaveReader: Kratom Saved My Life From a Heroin AddictionReader: Kratom Saved My Life From a Heroin Addiction

Legality of opioid alternative differs across state lines

May

DEA ‘waiting for analysis’: Kratom may soon be banned

Could Kratom Solve the Opioid Epidemic?

Kratom Users Say It’s a Miracle Drug. The Feds Say It’s Dangerous.

Confusion persists over Kratom law in Tennessee

Prescription Opioid Withdrawal First Aid – And Beyond

Government ends investigation of salmonella-contaminated kratom

Chris Bell Uncovers the Holy Grail of Pain Relief in A Leaf of Faith Exclusive Clip

FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products

Anti-Drug Agency Wants Kratom Fully Legalized

Lawmakers urge Louisiana Department of Health to study kratom: why?

Truth on Kratom: Inside the drug that can “mimic” an opioid

FDA approves the first non-opioid treatment for management of opioid withdrawal symptoms in adults

Cabinet Green-Lights Medical Weed – Opium and Kratom, Too

Webb: Cara Beckerle wouldn’t have been arrested for kratom if she lived in Kentucky

FDA orders recall of Kratom, Metro Detroit users speak out

Some say Kratom works as an opioid alternative despite FDA warnings

A petition to Scott Gottlieb (FDA) to recuse himself from decisions regarding Kratom.

Sad Day For Kratom Advocates

Inaugural Kratom Leadership Summit showcases collaboration between scientists, advocates, community

The Pharmaceutical Industy Failed Me

The Pain Hustlers

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

June

It is so beneficial to me!

Drugs This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom

FDA Seeks to Curb Kratom Sales

Thousands say kratom cured their addiction. The government says its just another opioid.

Alternative pain therapies may reduce addiction risk

? ATTENTION KRATOM ACTIVISTS ?

Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse

FDA approves first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy

Kratom Supporters Converge on Washington to Fight Potential Ban

Reform of drug laws begins as bill passes first reading

Cured Migraines and major depression

Kratom Could Be Illegal Before It Gets a Chance to Solve the Opioid Crisis

Debate grows over the use of herbal supplement Kratom

Kratom Advocates Take Their Fight To Washington As Potential Federal Ban Looms

Photos: US hunger for opioid alternative drives Kratom boom in Indonesia

U.S. Hunger For Opioid Alternative Drives Boom in Borneo Jungle

Kratom advocates fight FDA crackdown

What you need to know about kratom as the feds crack down on the herbal supplement

July

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION ASKS THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE TO “FOLLOW THE SCIENCE”

Safety Of Unadulterated Kratom Affirmed By The National Institute Of Drug Abuse

Wake up and Live – What are the repercussions from cannabis and kratom prohibition? By Speciosa.org

The Lost Voice in the Opioid Epidemic Debate

Assessment of gonadotropins and testosterone hormone levels in regular Mitragyna speciosa (Korth.) users.

KRATOM FEST 2018!

The FDA continues its demonization campaign against kratom

Kratom Draws Support And Controversy As Opioid Addiction Treatment

Here’s why we must continue to study Kratom and other opioid-like drugs

July 6 Research Roundup: Morphine Dependency, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Migraine and More

suffer no longer

Abuse liability and therapeutic potential of the Mitragyna speciosa (kratom) alkaloids mitragynine and 7‐hydroxymitragynine

Statement from FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. and FDA Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine Stephen Ostroff, M.D., on the ongoing risk of salmonella in kratom products

Fears and evidence clash in the battle over kratom

August

Feds Withdrew Request to Ban Kratom in 2018

Benefits and advantages of kratom powder

Vernon Jones appointed to committee to study Kratom.

Kratom saved me!

AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES MANUFACTURING STANDARDS TO PROTECT CONSUMERS FROM ADULTERATED KRATOM PRODUCTS

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Tweets Controversial Statements on Kratom

New Kratom Death Reports Still Leave More Questions Than Answers

Saved me

kratom: Can it benefit MMA and combat athletes

You are Drinking What Kind of Tea? Kratom?

The life-and-death fight over pain reliever kratom

New Minnesota law that come into effect today.

War of words: NIDA and kratom advocates spar over drug language

September

Kratom Identified as Natural Opioid by the FDA: Here’s What Consumers Should Know

American Kratom Association Demands a Recall on Scheduling Recommendation and Complete FDA Re-evaluation of Kratom Science

Kratom Industry GMPs Target Swaying FDA By Exceeding Agency Standards

Kratom Industry to Congress: Protect Safe, Natural Botanical Products and Consumer Choice in Pending Drug Legislation

October

Is Kratom Actually Safer Than Most Prescription Drugs?

Miracle Plant

Kratom advocates speak with Amash about legality

Ohio Pushes Kratom Ban With Disputed Claims About Deaths, Use Trends

U.K. to Allow Prescriptions for Medicinal Marijuana From Nov. 1

Govt pressed for new law on marijuana and kratom

Getting to the root: When it comes to kratom, the legal opioid substitute, the benefits outweigh the costs

November

The FDA’s Scott Gottlieb Says Kratom Isn’t Legal to Market in the US

Is Ohio Cracking Down On Kratom? Here’s What We Know So Far.

12 World-Recognized Kratom Experts Come Together to Conclude Kratom is Safe

ADVISORY UPDATE: AKA Update on the Fight to Protect Kratom in Ohio

FDA finds traces of heavy metals in kratom products

FDA Action Against Dietary Supplements Containing Tianeptine Signals Renewed Focus on Protecting Consumers from Dietary Supplements with Unauthorized Drug Claims

Kratom: Could it help or hurt the opioid addiction crisis?

Is Kratom Being Spiked With Other Drugs?

Federal Authorities Tight-Lipped on When Kratom’s Future Will Be Revealed

The U.S. May Ban Kratom. But Are its Effects Deadly or Lifesaving?

FDA Tries To Blame Kratom In Newborn Withdrawal Case

The leafy green plant that could help with opiate withdrawals

A mysterious supplement has a viral following of people who take it for addiction — and researchers say it’s too compelling to ignore

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous opioid’

Medical Marijuana in Thailand Could be Legal by Year’s End

HHS recommended that the DEA make kratom a Schedule I drug, like LSD or heroin

Pharmacy Board mulls making kratom a controlled substance

Kratom Missing From DEA Report on Drug Threats

December

Thai farmers giddy over new medical marijuana law

Thailand to Allow Medical Marijuana, a First in Southeast Asia

Is It Illegal to Fly With Kratom Within the United States?

Just the Facts: Kratom Industry Clears the Confusion for Congress

Thailand Legalizes Medical Marijuana And Kratom

FDA Fails to Provide Credible Data and Science to Justify Scheduling Kratom as Schedule I Substance

House Study Committee on Risks Associated with Kratom sets final meeting

Senate Study Committee on the risks Associated with Kratom

Police crackdown on store shelves products testing positive for marijuana

Kratom Trade Association: Kratom Community Needs Less “Doomsday Rhetoric,” More Unified Approach in Order to Survive

Congress just passed an $867 billion farm bill. Here’s what’s in it.

UF College of Pharmacy receives $3.5 million NIDA grant to bolster kratom research

Obama’s Operation Choke Point finally unmasked

Thailand To Review Medical Marijuana, Kratom Legalization Proposal

12 Gifts of Knowledge About Chronic Pain

The Nationwide Ban On Kratom Will Be Deadly

Is Ohio Cracking Down On Kratom? Here’s What We Know So Far.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy wants to ban Kratom


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