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ABC, AHPA urge officials to refrain from banning kratom constituents

By Hank Schultz

The American Botanical Council and the American Herbal Products Association have urged the DEA to back off its plan to ban kratom. The groups took slightly different tacks in their comments, with ABC focusing on how the move could restrain research while...

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NPA tells DEA that Kratom poses threat to public health

By Stephen Daniells

Adding kratom to the US food supply could lead to serious unintended consequences as the US struggles with opioid addiction, says the Natural Products Association in comments submitted to the US DEA.  


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