KRATOM Headlines

  • FDA Cracks Down on Kratom

    No evidence to indicate kratom is safe or effective, FDA states
  • FDA Declares Kratom an Opioid

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement today referencing FDA concerns about the plant substance and its health consequences.

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  • FDA Calls Controversial Supplement Kratom an Opioid

    Points to associated deaths as evidence of drug's danger
  • FDA Calls Controversial Supplement Kratom an Opioid

    Kratom, the controversial drug proponents of which argue could help combat the opioid epidemic, contains opioid compounds and has the potential for abuse, according to a report issued by the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday. The post FDA Calls Controversial Supplement Kratom an Opioid appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.

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  • Opioid Alternative Kratom Is Actually an Opioid Itself, FDA Warns

    People are using the herbal substance to get off opioids.

  • Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says

    US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom in a statement on Tuesday, saying "There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use" and likening its chemical compounds to opioids. Native to Malaysia, the leaves of the kratom plant are traditionally crushed and made into tea to treat pain as well as heroin or morphine dependence and possibly reduce withdrawal cravings. Kratom also...