FDA Warns About Dangers Of 'Natural' Opioid Kratom

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NPR.org—The Food and Drug Administration says there's not enough proof that the herbal supplement kratom works for opioid withdrawal and other conditions, and that it can cause health problems.

FDA warns against using kratom for opioid addiction. The FDA waded into the debate over the safety of kratom, a botanical substance that advocates say can help reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal.