WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the DEA is correct in suggesting that there is a kratom epidemic
Available online at http://bit.ly/kratomdocpoll and conducted via SurveyMonkey, the American Kratom Association (AKA) poll was carried out between November 23-28.
AKA is submitting the survey findings as a formal response to the request for kratom-related comments from the DEA, a process that closes at 11:59 p.m. on December 1st.
American Kratom Association Founder Susan Ash said: "We conducted this survey after ER doctors and other medical professionals told us the notion there is some kind of kratom epidemic going on in America is a hoax. In fact, our totally random online survey found no evidence of kratom-related deaths and zero support among America's front-line medical professionals for a ban on kratom. We are not going to stand idly by and let the DEA or anyone else whip up a phony panic about a nonexistent epidemic to try and ban a legal product that's being consumed responsibly, with no major problems, by three-five million Americans."
Key survey findings include the following:
The random online survey conducted via SurveyMonkey focused on panel of ER/trauma doctors, surgeons, nurses, related health care professionals, and EMTs/paramedics. Invitations to participate in the survey were extended directly through LinkedIn groups (including EMS Leadership and Administration, Emergency Room RNs and Management, Emergency Medicine and EMS World) and Facebook groups (including Paramedics on Facebook, FRCS Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, First Responders, Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery, and Emergency Medical Technician). The full results and the complete text of the survey instrument are available online at http://bit.ly/kratomdocpoll.
The America Kratom Association, a consumer-based non-profit organization, is here to set the record straight, giving voice to those suffering and protecting our rights to possess and consume kratom. AKA represents tens of thousands of Americans, each of whom have a unique story to tell about the virtues of kratom and its positive effects on their lives. www.americankratom.org
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SOURCE American Kratom Association, Washington, D.C.
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