FDA is using 'bad science' by claiming kratom is an opioid

Thirty-five thousand Americans have signed a petition urging the White House to step in and conduct real research on kratom
The Hill (US)
Friday, March 9, 2018

Last month, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) continued its attacks on kratom, a natural plant used by millions of Americans for an improved quality of life and pain reduction. According to the FDA, kratom should be banned for its opioid-like qualities, its potential deadliness, and its link to 23 salmonella poisonings across the country. Let’s break down all of these falsehoods. First, regulation is the better approach than banning. Kratom users won’t go away if it’s made illegal; the plant has been imported for years because of its popularity and safe use in Asia.