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Recently, Palm Beach County, located in the southeastern corridor of Florida, has considered regulating kratom due to public safety concerns following the death of a young adult.
A 17-year-old white man who showed no obvious signs of trauma was found unresponsive in bed and was pronounced dead at the scene. [b]The decedent had a documented history of heroin abuse and chronic back pain and reportedly self-medicated with Kratom (mitragynine). The autopsy was remarkable only for pulmonary congestion and edema and a distended bladder, both of which are consistent with, though not diagnostic of, opiate use. A laboratory work-up revealed therapeutic levels of over-the-counter cold medications and benzodiazepines. However, of interest was a level of mitragynine at 0.60 mg/L. Given the facts of the case, the Medical Examiner certified the cause of death as “possible Kratom toxicity” and the manner of death was classified as “accident.”
originally posted by: InFriNiTee
Truly I haven't revealed it to ATS, but I feel that it is time. Kratom has been one thing that was almost going to get me off of disability. Kratom has been one of the things that was going to do it. No. Instead, I need to take Neurontin with a HORDE of side effects for peripheral neuropathy, and that crap DOESN'T WORK on my neuropathy. My mom has lime disease also. Kill EM All should be the FDA and DEA's motto. Heaven FORBID if someone should want to use something natural to get a chance to once again climb the social ladder! WE can't have that in the USA. Let us just let the payments for disability spiral out of control until the US Economy fails....