kratom

Drugs

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
Jesse Hicks
4.15.19
Drugs

This Bill Could Give Jeff Sessions the Power to Ban Kratom

The Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act (SITSA) would give the Attorney General unilateral power to ban drugs for up to five years.
Troy Farah
6.27.18
Science

Experts Are Concerned that Kratom Will Become the Next Marijuana

The FDA's moves to ban kratom have already slowed research into its potential as a painkiller.
Troy Farah
5.1.18
pain

People with Chronic Pain Will Protest the CDC’s Crackdown on Opioids

There are rallies planned in almost every state this weekend.
Troy Farah
4.5.18
kratom

People Are Worried That the FDA Is Trying to Ban Kratom

The DEA proposed banning kratom in 2016 but backed off following massive public pressure. Instead, it asked the FDA to conduct a formal scientific evaluation.
Jesse Hicks
3.13.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

The Kratom Controversy

We talk about the herbal supplement used for opioid withdrawals and its new FDA classification on 'The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast.'
VICE Staff
2.15.18
addiction

The FDA Called Kratom an Opioid, Which Is Pretty Misleading

Opioids are, by definition, compounds that interact with opioid receptors; that doesn't make them good or bad.
Jesse Hicks
2.8.18
VICELAND

Inside Kratom, the Gas Station Drug That Could End the Opioid Crisis

The green powder from Southeast Asia could help fight addiction—but is that the whole story?
Mark Hay
12.13.17
kratom

FDA Warns People Not to Use Kratom, Citing 36 Deaths

The agency says the herbal supplement may not be a safe alternative for opioids.
Jesse Hicks
11.15.17
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Kratom is helping this heroin-user break his 6-year addiction

Seth Dalton
10.26.17
VICELAND

A New Season of 'HAMILTON'S PHARMACOPEIA' Is Coming to VICELAND

Host Hamilton Morris is back to uncover the history behind the world's most extraordinary mind-altering substances.
VICE Staff
10.25.17
Whoa

Thousands of People Are Fighting to Keep Kratom Legal

The backlash started when the DEA announced plans to ban the supplement.
Jesse Hicks
1.26.17
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