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FDA Warns of Dangers Associated with Herbal Supplement Kratom

Posted on Nov 15, 2017
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns consumers of the dangers associated with using the herbal supplement kratom to ease opioid withdrawal. FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, cites the risks of abuse, addiction, and 36 reported deaths as reasons to not to use the non-FDA approved herbal supplement. The warning comes as part of an overall strategy announced by Commissioner Gottlieb to address the opioid overdose epidemic. Read more.

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