WASHINGTON, March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the world's leading kratom researchers today called on the
The four kratom experts organized today's news conference and were not paid to participate in it. The scientists are: Marc T. Swogger, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center; Oliver Grundmann, Ph.D., clinical associate professor, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida; Paula N. Brown, Ph.D., director of applied research, BC Institute of Technology, Canada Research chair, Phytoanalytics and adjunct professor of biology, University of British Columbia; and 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.
Instead of a de facto ban on kratom, the scientists urged the promotion of good manufacturing practices (GMP) complying to FDA standards, as is the case with other widely available supplements in the United States.
For the text of the four experts' statements, go to www.bit.ly/kratomscience.
EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information, go to bit.ly/kratomscience, where a streaming audio recording of today's news event will be available online as of 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT on March 7, 2018. Limited and unrestricted support for this news event is being provided by the nonprofit People Plants Health.
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SOURCE Paula N. Brown, Ph.D., adjunct professor of biology, University of British Columbia
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