Legislation on an alternative substance that some say could help mitigate the effects of opioid withdrawals is divided along state lines.
The Drug Enforcement Agency has listed kratom as a "Drug of Concern." In February, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said claiming kratom is
As Congress deliberates how to respond to the surging opioid epidemic, a number of bills have been introduced to support the development and Food and Drug Administration approval of a non-opioid pain medication. But the problem in American medicine is not a lack of alternatives
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The FDA advises consumers to throw away any products from the following brands: Raw Form Organics Maeng Da Kratom, Emerald Green, Ivory White and Ruby Red.
Kratom is a plant imported from Malaysia used to treat pain or reduce opioid withdrawal cravings.
“The contamination of kratom with