The CDC report on "Unintentional deaths with overdose with drug detected Kratom" resulted in numerous media titles that incorrectly cited a role in the shortcomings in reported deaths as "related" to overdose deaths when CDC data actually contradicts the FDA's claims that he himself causes death.
SETTING UP THE RECORD: In response to the CDC Report, the five leading researchers with expertise in the field of science or public policy briefly issued a response to the CDC highlighting the correct regulatory approach to consumer protection.
Jack E. Henningfield, Vice President, Research, Health Policy and Responsibility for Abuse; PinneyAssociates; and professor, courting, behavioral biology, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences; On University of Johns Hopkins University
Jane K. Babin, Dr, esk., Law Office of Jane K. Babin, a computer, San Diego, California, J.D. University of San Diego at the Law School, J.D. Law; Dr. Molecular Biology, Purdue University
Oliver Grundman, PhD, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Medical Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida
Jeffrey Laredo, MPA, Chief, Santa Cruz Strategies, LLC
Edward Coone, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, Drug Delivery and Abuse of Drug Abuse Products, PinneyAssociates
The American Association Kratom (AKA), a non-profit-based consumer organization, advocates protecting consumer freedom to safely consume natural shortages as part of their personal health and well-being regimen. AKA represents nearly 5 million Americans who safely consume kratom every year. www.americankratom.org
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