FDA warns against use of supplement for opioid addiction; 36 deaths cited


WCVB—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.

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.