FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom


FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom
 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities are warning about reports of injury, addiction and death with a herbal supplement that has been promoted as an alternative to opioid painkillers and other prescription drugs
The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. Users have opposed efforts to regulate the plant, saying it could be a safer alternative to opioid pain pills that have caused an epidemic of abuse.
But the Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that kratom carries... read more

 
14 November 2017 in Health, Views: 25
Source: Chron
 


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