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I take anecdotes with a grain of salt. But this month's stories tell me that kratom has potential medical benefits that deserve research, not banning.
Over a year ago, trade reps for the kratom supplement business began calling everyone in media hoping to get scientific and political coverage for protesting a DEA ban they suspected was coming. Sure ...
The agency has decided to leave kratom off its list of highly restricted drugs for now. The DEA is asking for public comment and help from the Food and Drug Administration in evaluating kratom.
Shutterstock The DEA is planning to place the chemicals present in the ancient plant called kratom on the Schedule 1 Controlled Substances List at the end of this month. If that plan goes through, kra...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that the U.S. Marshals Service seized more than 100 cases of products labeled as containing kratom. The products are distributed by Nature Therape...
Mitragyna speciosa Korth. is the formal scientific name for the medicinal plant known as kratom. Photo Credit: Shutterstock After public outcry and objections from members of Congress, the U.S. Drug E...
The DEA is opening the question of a kratom ban up to public comment until December 1. Here's what you need to know before that deadline.
Kratom (Mitragyna speciose) is a tropical tree from Southeast Asia whose leaves are traditionally chewed or prepared as a powder. Native populations chew the leaves to reduce fatigue when doing manual...
Although some novel psychoactive substances (NPS) are newly discovered chemicals, others are traditional or indigenous substances that are introduced to new markets. One of these latter substances is ...
Kratom is an unscheduled opioid receptor agonist that comes in the form of dietary supplements currently being abused by chronic pain patients on prescription opioids. Active alkaloids isolated from k...
An ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) method was developed for the rapid detection of mitragynine, the most abundant alkaloid in Mitragyna speciosa also known as kratom. The peak corresponding to the mit...
A new, extraordinary palaeontinid Hallakkungis amisanus Nam, Wang &Szwedo, gen. et sp. nov., from the Upper Triassic of the Amisan Formation in Boryeong City, Korea is described. It is the first Palae...
Little is known about the epidemiology on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection among HIV-infected men in Korea. The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence, genotype distribution and r...