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Kratom: Identifying “A Drug of Concern”

Kratom: Identifying "a Drug of Concern"

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Welcome to the Quest Diagnostics “topics in drug testing” podcast. Today’s episode is with Jack Kain, PharmD, Quest Diagnostics medical science liaison, and Jeff Gudin, MD, senior medical advisor, Quest Diagnostics drug monitoring. Drs Kain and Gudin will be discussing “testing for kratom.” The podcast will cover:

  • What is kratom?
  • What is the chemical make-up?
  • Kratom toxicity and side effects
  • Testing for kratom
  • Why testing is important?
  • How to test for kratom
  • What testing will tell you

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Published: August 03, 2020

Presenter(s): Gudin, J, Kain, J