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Kratom Advocates Urge Industry Compliance, FDA And DEA Compassion

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Now that FDA has completed its evaluations of two compounds in kratom – mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine – that DEA has proposed to schedule as controlled substances, researchers who attest to the ingredient's safety and its value in helping opioid abusers through withdrawal or as a natural pain reliever or mood enhancer say time could be running short to convince federal officials against ending consumer access to kratom products due to fear that the ingredient is an opioid.

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