FDA: Kratom

Anthony Roberts filed this request with the Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America.
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From: anthony roberts

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

I am seeking all FDA documents, including but not limited to internal communications, internal and external emails, reports, and opinions, on Kratom (aka Mitragyna speciosa and ketum ). I am especially interested in the process (and data used) by which the FDA has determined that it was not a legal dietary ingredient, leading to the subsequent import alerts and seizures of the herb.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


anthony roberts

From: Food and Drug Administration

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: anthony roberts


Thanks so much for your help with this request (and all of my requests)! As always, I really appreciate your efforts.

Anthony Roberts