Herbal opioid alternative has killed 36 people, FDA warns

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Mail Online—The supplement, kratom, made from a plant native to Southeast Asia, has gained popularity in the US as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug dependence. But the FDA warns it is dangerous.

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