INS News Desk FDA Cuts Kratom Supply

In this week's News Desk, <b>INSIDER</b> presents <a href="http://www.naturalproductsinsider.com/news/2014/03/fda-states-mount-war-on-kratom.aspx">industry reaction to FDA's kratom import alert</a> and current legislation targeting the ingredient.

In February, FDA issued an import alert for kratom that effectively cut U.S. supply to the botanical. According to DEA, the new dietary ingredient has no legitimate medical use, and can lead to addiction and psychotic symptoms. FDA's import alert affected 27 companies, and another has pulled kratom from shelves in a voluntary recall.

In this week's News Desk, INSIDER presents industry reaction to the import alert and current legislation targeting the ingredient and its components.

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