Michigan Man Illegally Imported and Distributed Kratom – Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

May 8, 2019 — Matthew Dailey, 36, of Royal Oak, Michigan, was sentenced today to 2 years in prison for unlawfully importing kratom and selling it through unapproved claims that it could treat serious diseases and medical conditions, including chronic pain and Lyme disease. In a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, Dailey … More Michigan Man Illegally Imported and Distributed Kratom – Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

As Opioid Crisis Worsens, FDA Attacks Safe Alternative Used by Millions

Excerpt: According to the Centers for Disease Control, opioids were involved in over 42,000 deaths in 2016. This crisis is tearing apart families across the country and killing far more people than either guns or cars. As the White House, Congress, and many states scramble to address the spread of opioids, one federal agency is … More As Opioid Crisis Worsens, FDA Attacks Safe Alternative Used by Millions

FDA Targeting Kratom Manufacturer Based on Misleading Data

On February 2018, the FDA published the results of a basic computer model and misleadingly declared kratom an opioid, declaring it as a problem rather than a possible painkiller. It followed up within two weeks by issuing a “voluntary destruction” and recall to a Missouri-based manufacturer of more than 142,000 kratom-containing capsules, along with just … More FDA Targeting Kratom Manufacturer Based on Misleading Data

Vancouver Researchers Take Issue with U.S. FDA’s Alarmist Memo on Kratom

Title: Vancouver researchers take issue with U.S. FDA’s alarmist memo on kratom Excerpt: U.S. regulators appear to be moving against kratom, a plant originally from Southeast Asia that some people say has helped them with addictions to opioids like heroin. Full Link: https://www.straight.com/news/1033936/vancouver-researchers-take-issue-us-fdas-alarmist-memo-kratom #vancouverkratom#canadakratom

AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA

PETITION BY THE AMERICAN KRATOM ASSOCIATION TO REVIEW AND CORRECT THE FDA’S PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY ON KRATOM November 15, 2017 — The American Kratom Association (AKA), represents more than 3 million adult consumers of the botanical kratom in the United States. The AKA hereby files this Formal Dispute Resolution (FDR) petition with the FDA and … More AKA’s Follow Up Statement to the FDA