Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, is featured in a PBS NewsHour report on kratom. (Video begins at 6:40)
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McCurdy, Ph.D., a professor of medicinal chemistry, was interviewed by CNN about kratom and its potential to treat pain and opioid withdrawal.
The grant will bolster research on Mitragyna speciosia, or kratom, and its potential to treat opioid misuse and physical dependence.
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...
Recent reports of babies born with opioid withdrawal symptoms after their mothers used kratom during pregnancy have generated much concern about the medicinal.
UF researchers found kratom delivered significant pain-relieving benefits, reduced opioid withdrawal symptoms and caused minimal respiratory depression.
McCurdy began researching kratom in 2005 and the study represents the first time his team’s kratom research has appeared on a journal cover.
Dr. Chris McCurdy explains how science is attempting to answer safety questions around kratom in this Conversation story.
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.
The awards come from various federal institutions, but all 10 have at least one grant from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH.