FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom

Kratom, a Southeast Asian plant known for its opiate-like effects, may put users at risk of addiction and even death, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a public health advisory today. The drug has been rising in popularity as an opioid alternative. Kratom, which has been consumed in Southeast Asia for centuries, binds to the same opioid receptor as morphine ó so it can treat pain. Some chemists figure itís a promising starting point for new, less addictive painkillers. But itís currently taken as a recreational drug, with its users saying it treats anxiety, depression and opioid withdrawal. These anecdotal reports arenít the same as real medical research ó and more is needed to determine the plantís medical benefits. ďAt a time... Continue reading…

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 ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

FDA warns of injury, death with herbal supplement kratom, Tue 14 Nov 17 from AP

Kratom, a popular substitute for opiates, may cause addiction and even death, FDA warns

Kratom, a Southeast Asian plant known for its opiate-like effects, may put users at risk of addiction and even death, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a public health advisory ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from The Verge

FDA warns on use of kratom to treat opioid addiction amid links to 36 deaths

The FDA issued a public health advisory on Tuesday over the use of kratom, an unapproved botanical substance that originates from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Tue 14 Nov 17 from FOXNews

FDA warns against using kratom for opioid addiction

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday about the usage of kratom, citing reports of 36 deaths, and said there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Reuters

FDA raises concerns about use of kratom for opioid addiction

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday raised concerns about kratom, saying there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms, citing ...

Tue 14 Nov 17 from Reuters

FDA Warns About Herbal Supplement Used As Addiction Treatment

Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the supplement kratom is responsible for at least 36 recent deaths.

Wed 15 Nov 17 from Kaiser Health News

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