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Kratom at Center of Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Atlanta, GA—A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed in Georgia against individuals, companies, and organizations connected to the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of kratom,...
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4 Kratom Companies Sent FDA Warning Letters

Silver Spring, MD—On June 30, 2022, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters, jointly with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to four...
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WHO Decides Against Scheduling Kratom

The World Health Organization (WHO) has decided against a critical review and subsequent scheduling of kratom, according to the WHO Expert Committee on Drug...
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Congressional Lawmakers Call to Stop International Kratom Ban

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) have written a letter calling on U.S. government officials to oppose a move...
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FDA Announces Seizure of $1.3m in Kratom

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Marshals, at the request of FDA, have seized more than 207,000 units of dietary supplements and bulk dietary ingredients that are or...
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Study: Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects and Low Potential for Abuse

Baltimore, MD—Kratom "may have therapeutic effects and relatively low potential for abuse or harm." That's the word from Johns Hopkins Medicine in a press...
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Kratom for Chronic Pain?

Kratom is not legally marketed in the U.S. as a drug or dietary supplement, according to the FDA. But people still use it. Fibromyalgia...

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Kratom Unsafe as Herbal Supplement, Research Suggests

Binghamton, NY—In a new study, researchers at Binghampton University in New York set out to determine the safety of kratom. Their conclusion: "Our findings...

FDA Issues Warning Letters to Two Companies Selling Kratom

Silver Spring, MD—FDA issued warning letters to Cali Botanicals of Folsom, CA, and Kratom NC of Wilmington, NC, for illegally selling unapproved misbranded kratom-containing...