Sunday, December 3, 2017

FDA Withholds Potentially Damning Evidence On Controversial Drugs

If the FDA lying about kratom (as recently released FOIA documents suggest) is the bullet then the news released today at Scientific American may just be the smoking gun as far as FDA corruption. The FDA recently issued an advisory regarding kratom, alleging it was a dangerous and addictive drug with the potential to worsen the opiate epidemic. This is utter hogwash and based on "junk science" as per Dr. Jack Henningfield, an authority on addiction and abuse and a former chief of the National Institute for Drug Abuse (NIDA) and Johns Hopkins professor. When a Reuters reporter asked the FDA for more information about their allegations in the kratom advisory warning, the FDA referred them to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). This was apparently a bluff, which was called in mid-November. According to FOIA documents published at MuckRock,