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The FDA issued a warning today about the potentially fatal risks linked to kratom, a plant-based product from Asia that the agency said is used to treat medical conditions such as pain, anxiety and depression, and used recreationally for its euphoric effects.
“I want to be clear on one fact: There are currently no FDA-approved therapeutic uses of kratom. Moreover, the FDA has evidence to show that there are significant safety issues associated with its use,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in a statement, adding that kratom’s effects mirror those of
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