• A drug that claims to boost focus has been tied to 36 deaths - but you can still buy it online and from a vending machine

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Kratom is an herb derived from a plant native to Southeast Asia.
    It's listed as an unapproved drug by the FDA and has effects similar to opioids. It has been linked with 36 deaths.
    FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement on Tuesday warning people to stay away from the herb.
    A pill that's been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has now been linked with 36 deaths, drawing a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.
    The drug is kratom, and despite failing to gain FDA approval, it...
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  • Kratom herb used in opioid withdrawals linked to 36 deaths: FDA

    Kratom herb used in opioid withdrawals linked to 36 deaths: FDA

    10 days ago - By NY Daily News

    The FDA issued a public health advisory Tuesday about kratom, an herbal supplement used to ease the side effects of opioid withdrawals.
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