trying to ban Kratom again...
Yesterday the FDA issued a warning about a plant called Kratom. In the warning they state loads of misinformation about Kratom citing that it "could expand the opioid epidemic" and it is linked to seizures and liver failure among other things.
>Why should you care?
You should care because the FDA is attempting to list Kratom as a scheduled substance. Doing so would make criminals out of millions of Americans who depend on Kratom. Kratom is known for its pain and anxiety relieving effects, and perhaps most importantly, its unique ability to ease opioid withdrawal symptoms without the risk of overdose and respiratory depression - one of the main causes of death for opioid abusers. Scheduling Kratom will force thousands of Americans back onto prescription pain killers and anti-depressants.
>Why is the FDA doing this?
They aren't doing it for public health. They are doing it for money. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb has some very concerning ties to certain pharmaceutical companies that just so happen to have a hand in developing Mytragine, the main alkaloid in Kratom, as a prescription medicine.