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Notes from the Field : Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) Exposures Reported to Poison Centers — United States, 2010–2015

Overview of attention for article published in MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, July 2016
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Title
Notes from the Field : Kratom ( Mitragyna speciosa ) Exposures Reported to Poison Centers — United States, 2010–2015
Published in
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, July 2016
DOI 10.15585/mmwr.mm6529a4
Pubmed ID
Authors

Mehruba Anwar, Royal Law, Josh Schier

Abstract

Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) is a plant consumed throughout the world for its stimulant effects and as an opioid substitute (1). It is typically brewed into a tea, chewed, smoked, or ingested in capsules (2). It is also known as Thang, Kakuam, Thom, Ketum, and Biak (3). The Drug Enforcement Administration includes kratom on its Drugs of Concern list (substances that are not currently regulated by the Controlled Substances Act, but that pose risks to persons who abuse them), and the National Institute of Drug Abuse has identified kratom as an emerging drug of abuse (3,4). Published case reports have associated kratom exposure with psychosis, seizures, and deaths (5,6). Because deaths have been attributed to kratom in the United States (7), some jurisdictions have passed or are considering legislation to make kratom use a felony (8). CDC characterized kratom exposures that were reported to poison centers and uploaded to the National Poison Data System (NPDS) during January 2010-December 2015. The NPDS is a national database of information logged by the country's regional poison centers serving all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico and is maintained by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. NPDS case records are the result of call reports made by the public and health care providers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 3%
Unknown 30 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 8 26%
Other 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Unspecified 4 13%
Lecturer > Senior Lecturer 2 6%
Other 10 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 35%
Unspecified 6 19%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 4 13%
Chemistry 4 13%
Social Sciences 3 10%
Other 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 625. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 November 2018.
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#8,849
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#59
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#507
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#1
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