Benefits of Kratom are more Legitimate than the fears.

Benefits of Kratom Are More Legitimate Than the Fears Marc T. Swogger is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where Elaine Hart is an associate scientist in the department of immunology. UPDATED OCTOBER 19, 2016, 3:21 AM People suffering from chronic pain are having difficulty getting effective treatment, in part because of doctors’ legitimate fears about prescribing opiates. These fears stem from a recognition that millions of people are suffering from prescription opiate and heroin addictions. There is little evidence that kratom poses a serious public health risk, but criminalizing it would. Kratom has quietly become an alternative treatment for pain and opiate addiction and our own qualitative...

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Kratom and Oxycodone

Anace Said, MD February 06, 2017 ADVISOR FORUM Kratom and oxycodone Kratom might be a safer alternative than oxycodone or other narcotics. I think that kratom is much safer than some of the FDA- and US Drug Enforcement Administration–approved medications, such as oxycodone. I treat patients for opioid addiction, and I have a few who have stopped using opioids and are now on a stable, individualized dose that the patient decides. I know that this takes the control away from physicians and other governmental agencies, and there is also the loss of money for some drug companies. But so far, there have been no deaths or patients who needed to go to rehabilitation from...

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