Even though a sprained ankle rarely needs an opioid, a new study of emergency room patients found that about 7 percent of patients got sent home with a prescription for the potentially addictive painkiller anyway.
“The bottom line is that we need to do our best
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price made two claims about opioid addiction that are contradicted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which is part of the department Price heads.
Nationally, the rate of opioid-related deaths increased from around 3 per 100,000 people in 2000
Garnoff Botanicals is voluntarily recalling its unauthorized 'High By Nature' products, which contain the opioid substitute known as kratom.
Health Canada said the company is doing so as kratom “may pose serious health risks when swallowed or inhaled.”
The products were being promoted on the company’s website
A Tennessee man was arrested over the weekend for intent to sell five pounds of powdered kratom, a plant originally from Southeast Asia, and his bond was set at a staggering $22,500, according to local reports. Advocates — who say the herb is natural remedy
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A 26-year-old Clarksville man was charged in Nashville with possessing and selling the synthetic opiate Kratom after a month-long investigation.
Metro police’s Major Case Task Force began investigating after seeing advertisements online for fresh and potent Kratom, which is a product of
"I think kratom is the cure for the opioid epidemic," says Chris Bell, the acclaimed documentary filmmaker behind 2008's Bigger, Stronger, Faster and 2015's Prescription Thugs.
A plant native to Southeast Asia, kratom can relieve pain and provide a caffeine-like boost. Its most exciting application, however,
The Maine Legislature is considering a bill that would make certain drugs illegal in Maine including Kratom, a drug that some heroin and opioid users consume to wean themselves off of opiates.
The FDA is warning consumers not to use any products labeled as containing the
Earthly Mist, a regional supplier of the herbal painkiller Kratom, opened its new store in Oklahoma City on April 17.
“Kratom is making scientists excited about its potential as a safe alternative to opioid painkillers,” said LeJuan Williams. “It’s been used across Southeast Asia for centuries
The popularity of Kratom being a natural medicine is rapidly growing. While there are many benefits that have been mentioned for the Southeast Asian native herb, there are actually a couple of pretty simple yet highly needed benefits that most people look for in a