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FDA issues strong warning against kratom, an herbal supplement used to treat pain and other conditions

By Stat News  
   November 15, 2017

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a public health advisory about the potential risks of an herbal supplement called kratom, warning that people who use it to treat pain in place of opioids or to wean themselves off opioids are exposing themselves to an unregulated product that has not been proven safe or effective.

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