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Dr. Chris McCurdy featured in CNN report on kratom

McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, was interviewed by CNN about kratom and its potential to treat pain and opioid withdrawal.

NIDA awards UF College of Pharmacy additional $3.4 million kratom grant

Although kratom is seen as a possible remedy for drug addiction, it’s typically associated with harm in western countries but not in those in Southeast Asia where its leaves have been used for hundreds of years. Now the National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded researchers at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy a...

Is Kratom Safe During Pregnancy? Researchers Start to Investigate

Recent reports of babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms after their mothers used kratom during pregnancy have generated much concern about the medicinal.

Dr. Chris McCurdy installed as 2018 AAPS president

Medicinal chemistry professor Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., was installed as the 2018 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, or AAPS, president at the organization's annual meeting Nov. 12-15 in San Diego.