Herbal supplement kratom linked to 91 overdose deaths, CDC reports
Federal health officials are warning the public about a herbal supplement called kratom.
HONOLULU - Federal health officials are warning the public about a herbal supplement called kratom.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over an 18 month period -- from 27 states -- the supplement was involved in 91 overdose deaths.
Most who died had also taken other drugs like heroin or fentanyl.
Kratom comes from a plant that is native to southeast Asia.
It's sold with claims it will help ease pain, anxiety and drug dependence.