02-08-17 Why did the DEA delay its ruling to ban Kratom?

Question of the Week

February 7, 2017

Why did the DEA delay its ruling to ban Kratom?

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/874301?nlid=112393_745&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_170131_mscpedit_phar&uac=173893HV&spon=30&impID=1281987&faf=1

The above link submitted by Nena Bowman, PharmD, DABAT  Tennessee Poison Center

It is amazing what happens to the legislation of herbal preparations that are not subject to the same laws as drugs.  Popular opinion and politics certainly play a part.  Note that Tennessee was one of the first states to ban the sale of Kratom.  Good for us! /ds

 

Donna Seger, MD

Medical Director

Tennessee Poison Center

www.tnpoisoncenter.org

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