Kratom Trade Association: Industry is Prepared to Work with Georgia Lawmakers on Manufacturing, Labeling and Age Oversight of Kratom
- Kratom Products
- December 27, 2018
CANANDAIGUA — State Sen. Pam Helming, R-Canandaigua, is hopeful that someday, a ban on the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of 21 will be enacted in New York.
But not this year.
The kratom legislation that she co-sponsors passed the Senate this year, as did nearly identical legislation a year ago (her legislation then proposed a ban on the sale of kratom to individuals under the age of 18).
Neither of these bills came up for a vote in the Assembly, Helming noted.
For nearly three years, Helming said she has spoken with officials in law enforcement, emergency services, public health, education, prevention and treatment services, and other areas, as well as individuals and families struggling with addiction.… Continue reading.READ MORE
The herbal supplement kratom regularly causes serious side effects and doesn’t appear safe for use, a new study argues.
Kratom, made from the leaves of a Southeast Asian plant, is usually used to treat pain and addiction. But poison control center data shows it has been tied to seizures, withdrawal, hallucinations, agitation and rapid heart rate, researchers report.
Kratom is “probably not something that’s safe enough to be available as an herbal supplement,” concluded lead researcher William Eggleston, a clinical assistant professor with the Binghamton University School of Pharmacy in New York.
Kratom contains compounds that act on the opioid receptors in the brain and the body, according to the U.S.… Continue reading.READ MORE
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — CHI Health Pharmacist Bob Grenier said there’s no clear cut consensus about kratom at the federal level.
“There are kind of two camps within the FDA,” he said. “One camp who thinks it should be a schedule one or extremely prohibited. And then there is another school who says this compound has some potential for legitimate use.”
“We’re seeing people who are using various legal and illegal opioids who are coming in, and they have been using Kratom for a while and we’re seeing them wean themselves off those harder narcotics,” Mike Martinez said.… Continue reading.READ MORE
By Alyssa Schnugg
In May, Oxford Police Interim Chief Jeff McCutchen presented the proposed ordinance to the Oxford Board of Aldermen for the first reading; however, during that meeting, Alderman Mark Huelse said that the plant can have medicinal uses and mentioned ongoing research by former Ole Miss professor Christopher McCurdy, an expert on Kratom and who studies the use of Kratom to treat opioid withdrawal syndrome.… Continue reading.READ MORE
The FDA has just issued new opioid standards and a stark warning about a potentially addictive herbal pain relief drug known as Kratom. Both will affect the practice of treating musculoskeletal pain. They are:
1. New Standards for Approving New Opioids
On June 20, FDA issued a draft of guidance for opioid manufacturers on how it will assess new applications for approval of opioid analgesic drugs.
Titled “Opioid Analgesic Drugs: Considerations for Benefit-Risk Assessment Framework–Guidance for Industry,” it describes how the agency plans to change the ways in which it will apply the existing benefit-risk assessment framework for proposed new opioid treatments.… Continue reading.READ MORE
In this interview, Zachary Lawton explains the health risks of Kratom and the development of a portable GC-MS solution for the identification of Kratom and other drugs that cannot be identified using traditional colorimetric tests. This interview was conducted at Pittcon 2019.
Kratom is a botanical extract that has existed for hundreds of years in Southeast Asia and is now being used as a legal medical supplement in the US. Health officials are concerned about Kratom because the active ingredients are psycho-active compounds which interact with opioid receptors in the brain and produce stimulant-like effects.… Continue reading.READ MORE