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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:30 PM

Kratom has 'deadly risks,' FDA warns

Source: CNN

Kratom has 'deadly risks,' FDA warns

By Nadia Kounang and Sandee LaMotte, CNN
Updated 2042 GMT (0442 HKT) November 14, 2017

(CNN) The Food and Drug Administration dealt another blow Tuesday to supporters of kratom, warning about "deadly risks" associated with the botanical supplement often used to treat pain, anxiety and depression. Kratom also has opioid-like effects -- at low doses, it acts like a stimulant; at higher doses, it sedates, dulling pain -- which has also made it popular as an over-the-counter remedy for opioid withdrawal.

"It's very troubling to the FDA that patients believe they can use kratom to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms," FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. "There is no reliable evidence to support the use of kratom as a treatment for opioid use disorder."

Instead, he said, the FDA is concerned that the use of kratom could actually "expand the opioid epidemic."

"We've learned a tragic lesson from the opioid crisis: that we must pay early attention to the potential for new products to cause addiction and we must take strong, decisive measures to intervene," Gottlieb said.

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Read more: http://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/14/health/kratom-fda-warning/index.html

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 05:38 PM

1. I have never heard of it

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:30 PM

2. I likewise have never heard of it,

but then I don't pay very much attention to things like this.

And given the news coverage, I feel I might possibly be the only person in this country not personally affected by the opioid crisis. At least I'm completely unaware if anyone I know is addicted to them.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 06:35 PM

3. Info about Kratom

Kratoms remarkable properties have been used by humans for a very long time.
The biggest problem these days seems to be those who are producing "fake" kratom and flooding the marketplace with it.

Just about all there is to know about Kratom-
https://www.erowid.org/plants/kratom/kratom.shtml

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