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#161 swamper

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 10:01 AM

It is exactly idiots like this lady, no surprise that she works in the VA Healthcare system, spouting off ill-informed propaganda that makes it hard for people to take care of themselves as they see fit! She advocates using prescription drugs and states that Kratom costs $1000 a kilo ($30 an ounce). I have been successfully using Kratom the past 3 months for chronic pain  and am no longer on opioids. If these kind of mindless drones get what they want, myself and countess others are going to be hurt!
 

Kratom: The new alternative to opioids

Sherril Sego, FNP-C, DNP, is a staff clinician at the VA Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., where she practices adult medicine and women’s health. She also teaches at the nursing schools of the University of Missouri and the University of Kansas.

Safety, interactions, side effects
The safety of this product is definitely in question. Due to its known opioid action, addiction and overdose are easily possible. In August 2016, the DEA published a notice of intent to classify this compound as a schedule I drug.9 Due to a huge public response, however, a formal retraction of that intent was published in October 2016, pending further review.9
Regardless of regulation, kratom should be considered an opioid compound and, as such, possess all of the potential side effects and interactions of the class. Until such studies are conducted that more clearly show safety and efficacy for specific uses, there is no current indication for this compound.
How supplied, dose, cost
Kratom is widely available in the United States either online or in most ‘head shops.' It is available in a variety of forms including extract, powder, or capsule. Due to the lack of any quality control, there is no way to establish a ‘recommended dose.' Also, the concentration of the active ingredient, mitragynine, varies widely based on the form of the product. Extracts tend to be more concentrated, while powders and capsules are weaker.
Those who report sporadic use for anxiety or other episodic concerns may only use 1 to 2 g at a time, whereas daily users managing chronic pain or intense withdrawal from other opiates report using as much as 15 to 20 g or more per day. The type of product and the amount used dictate cost, with an average cost per ounce of about $30.
Summary
With the abundance of approved medications at the disposal of healthcare providers, the use of an unproven and potentially dangerous product such as kratom is not justified. However, providers must be aware of the growing use of this compound in the United States and, when opioid use is either ongoing or newly initiated, screen for use of this product.
 


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#162 cristinew

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Posted 07 January 2017 - 12:16 PM

Now we have an Idiot in Fla. Pushing a bill to ban it there again This is her third attempt  She has a grudge for some reason.

 

http://www.myflorida...px?BillId=56839   

 

http://floridapoliti...olled-substance

 

http://www.myflorida...lativeTermId=87

 

Rotten to the core this women is.



#163 cristinew

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 11:58 AM

Now  New York    http://assembly.stat...ummary=Y&Text=Y 



#164 swamper

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 12:37 PM

 

Now that it has been brought to national attention, all the do-gooders will want to promulgate the all of the false propaganda to make themselves feel better. In the case of  Florida freshman Democratic State Rep. Kristen Jacobs, she is using the suicide death of 1 person to further her political career by trying to link Kratom to the death, despite the fact that this person had several antidepressant drugs known to cause suicidal thoughts in his system, and history of substance abuse. Kratom does not make people jump off of bridges!



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:40 AM

On Friday, Florida Politics brought you the first look at a House bill that would add Kratom to the state’s controlled substance list.

House Bill 183 would add Mitragynine and Hydroxymitragynine, constituents of Kratom, to the schedule of controlled substances, offering an exception for any FDA approved substance containing these chemicals.

Bill sponsor Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Coconut Creek Democrat who has filed anti-Kratom legislation in three straight sessions, framed this bill as a “fall on the sword issue” for her, while framing the Kratom lobby in the harshest possible terms.

“They have a story,” Jacobs told us Monday via phone. “Just like Hitler believed if you tell a lie over and over again, it becomes the truth.”

For Jacobs, the issue is personal: a legislative quest against a “lie machine … a powerful lobby with a lot of money,” undertaken by one representative who isn’t being backed financially to fight this issue.

“It’s not just what they’re doing here,” Jacobs said. “They’re doing [the same thing] around the country.”

Jacobs, who believes Kratom is a “scourge on society,” expects the DEA to temporarily schedule Kratom as Schedule 1 now that its period for public comment has elapsed; that would leave it up to state legislators to move toward rulemaking in the session.

Jacobs also stresses that her legislation is intended to punish the industry, not the “unfortunate people who [are] addicted.”

That said, she sees no functional difference between the use of Kratom and opiate addiction. Jacobs is comfortable talking about Kratom in the same breath as heroin and the late and unlamented pill mills.

Kratom, said the representative, “is an opiate.” And Jacobs believes it’s used because it’s legal, and “people turn to something.”

Jacobs paints nightmare scenarios: babies born with withdrawal symptoms to pregnant mothers who enjoyed kava tea during their pregnancy; emergency room physicians treating Kratom addicts who are in the throes of withdrawal symptoms.

And, implies Jacobs, it is that dependency on a drug that leads activists to mobilize in Kratom fights outside of their home areas.

“Why do addicts in Michigan care about what’s happening in Florida?”

Meanwhile, says Jacobs, “the Kratom Association stands to lose a lot of money if they aren’t able to continue profiting off the misery of addicts.”

Those “addicts with glassy eyes and shaky hands,” claims Jacobs, are having to go to the same places that sell “bongs and gasoline” for their fixes.

“How come pharmacies don’t sell it? How come GNC doesn’t sell it?”

Jacobs is girding up for a presence of Kratom advocates in Tallahassee this session, complete with “cute little t-shirts.”

Those are the tactics, the representative says, that are being used across the country.

But to her, the fight is worth it.

“How many more are going to die?”

MICHIGAN???? I wonder why she said Michigan? Hmmm



#166 cristinew

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:41 AM

This democrat is pure evil.  She makes rick jones and bs look like saints.. 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:55 PM

This democrat is pure evil.  She makes rick jones and bs look like saints.. 

 

Doing the same thing over and over expecting different results, she is the definition of insane! Not to mention the absurd Hitler comment and calling the AKA a powerful lobbying group trying to get wealthy off of Kratom. Nothing could be further from the truth.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:07 PM

LOL someone in michigan bothered her! hey it wasnt me!

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 07:06 PM

Those “addicts with glassy eyes and shaky hands,” claims Jacobs,   ha ha.  Was that me she was talking about?? that Drug Addict from Michigan..


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Posted 18 January 2017 - 06:15 PM

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BETHESDA, Md.Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kratom leaves, from a South East Asian tree in the coffee family, are often used to prepare tea-like beverages and commercially manufactured products which are consumed by several million Americans annually to increase alertness, enhance well-being and occupational performance, and as a natural remedy for minor aches and pains. PinneyAssociates' review of the scientific evidence regarding kratom's effects is intended to assist FDA and DEA in determining the most appropriate regulatory approach within FDA authority to permit appropriate use, minimize unintended effects, encourage research, and contribute to the enhancement of public health.

DEA had proposed placing kratom in Schedule I (which includes drugs such as heroin and LSD), the most restrictive category of the Controlled Substances Act. In practical terms, this would have banned the sale of kratom and posed a major roadblock to research. The American Kratom Association petitioned the DEA to withdraw its proposal. PinneyAssociates' was then contracted to review the available information about kratom and develop an "8-factor analysis", the legal  framework used to assess the abuse potential of substances, about kratom for submission to the FDA, DEA, and National Institute on Drug Abuse to inform the deliberations regarding regulation of kratom. See more about this in press coverage by Wired, Forbes, and the Washington Post.

One of the authors of the kratom 8-factor analysis was Dr. Jack Henningfield, Vice President of Research, Health Policy and Abuse Liability, at PinneyAssociates, and Adjunct Professor of Behavioral Biology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Henningfield commented, "It's important to understand that although kratom has some mild effects similar to opioids,  its chemical make-up is different, and it appears overall much safer, with apparently relatively small effects on respiration. In fact, kratom's  analgesic effects and impact on energy, combined with its favorable safety profile supports continued access by consumers to appropriately regulated kratom products while research on its uses continues." Furthermore, he said "surveys suggest that kratom products are used by many former opioid users as a naural remedy to help them abstain from opioids."

Dr. Henningfield concluded, "Our work on kratom is an example of how we help regulators and industry make scientifically informed decisions about the risks and benefits of pharmaceuticals and nutritional supplements. This is a key facet of the work we produce at the intersection of science and public health policy." The kratom abuse potential assessment is an example of the comprehensive abuse potential assessments and CSA 8-factor assessments that PinneyAssociates scientists develop for pharmaceutical companies to submit to the FDA in support of CNS-acting products including opioids, ADHD stimulants, anti-epileptics, and sedative sleep aids.

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#171 AmishRnot4ganja

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 07:42 PM

I'm sure that this has been noted before, but it seems like coffee, if it wasn't already so deeply ingrained in society, would be a candidate for the controlled substance list. It is already illegal for Mormons...

Religious zealots: I don't care what you do with your bodies. Why are you so obsessed about what I do with mine? And what is your problem with science? Could it be that it casts doubt upon your infantile religious beliefs?

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Posted 18 January 2017 - 08:25 PM

 

kratom's  analgesic effects and impact on energy, combined with its favorable safety profile supports continued access by consumers to appropriately regulated kratom products

 

 All well and good until we get to this part:

 

 

while research on its uses continues

 

Which tells us what exactly?






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