Opioid drug addiction cost the United States $55.7 Billion in 2007. Kratom is helping many of those who became addicted to painkillers to get free.
That's approximately a million opioid addicts who are now free of narcotics, who are not at risk of a fatal overdose, who are not missing work, not collecting disability -- and they're paying cash for their kratom! (Insurance won't pay for it, as far as I'm aware.)
Unfortunately, instead of the FDA and DEA thanking kratom's vendors (ha ha!) for providing this free service to America, they threaten those who sell the herb and try to scare away customers.
What I want to know is, When will the FDA start looking after the best interests of the American people? It has been obvious for a very long time that the pharmaceutical industry is the FDA's biggest customer -- one that contributes most of the agency's funding, so the FDA appears to be very accommodating and protective of their Cash Cow.