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Compounds in herbal supplement kratom are opioids, FDA says

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Steve George and Sophie Jeong, CNN - US Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warned the public about the herbal supplement kratom in a statement on Tuesday, saying 'There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use' and likening its chemical compounds to opioids.



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