FDA Warns of Injury, Death With Herbal Supplement Kratom

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Snopes.com—The Food and Drug Administration is blocking shipments of kratom, which is touted as an alternative to opioid painkillers, but has been linked to 36 deaths.

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom. 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...