FDA: Two Specific Kratom Studies

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 communications with or within the FDA that references either of the following studies:

Monitoring of kratom or Krypton intake in urine using GC-MS in clinical and forensic toxicology. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2011 Apr;400(1):127-35. doi: 10.1007/s00216-010-4464-3. Epub 2010 Dec 12. Philipp AA, Meyer MR, Wissenbach DK, Weber AA, Zoerntlein SW, Zweipfenning PG, Maurer HH. Department of Experimental and Clinical Toxicology, Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Saarland University, 66421 Homburg, Saar, Germany.

Forensic Sci Int. 2011 May 20;208(1-3):47-52. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2010.10.025. Epub 2010 Nov 26. Kratom alkaloids and O-desmethyltramadol in urine of a "Krypton" herbal mixture consumer. Arndt T, Claussen U, Güssregen B, Schröfel S, Stürzer B, Werle A, Wolf G. Bioscientia, Institut für Medizinische Diagnostik GmbH, Ingelheim, Germany. torsten.arndt@bioscientia.de

This should include newsletters, emails, internal memorandum, and any other documents or communications that indicate that either of these studies, or both, are in possession by the agency, and when the agency came into said possession.

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

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: Wilde, Samantha

Dear Anthony Roberts,

This is in response to your January 11, 2017 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records pertaining to:


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