CLEVELAND — Inside the plaintiffs’ war room, bleary-eyed, caffeinated lawyers worked on what would be one of the most important cases of their careers — the first bellwether trial in the national opioid litigation against the country’s biggest drug companies. Their rented office space across
Kratom may be the most popular drug you’ve never heard of. Millions in the United States reportedly use it, but the leaf from southeast Asia has received praise and derision in equal amounts in the last several years. Kratom evangelists on Youtube and Reddit tout
An increasingly large number of Americans are turning to the supplement known at kratom to treat their pain despite warnings from the FDA.
The American Kratom Association claims that there are potentially 15 million users in the nation. Those that have used kratom – to treat
Routinely prescribing narcotics to men undergoing vasectomy appears unnecessary and associated with long-term use, according to new study findings published in the Journal of Urology.
David W. Barham, MD, and colleagues from Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, reviewed the medical charts of 228 patients from
BOSTON -- A small, but growing number of cases of liver injury, related to the herbal product kratom, have been observed over the past 2 years, a researcher said here.
Cases of kratom-associated hepatotoxicity had been sporadic until 2017 when there were three cases alone for
Amid controversy and confusion over the use of prescription opioids to treat chronic pain, the federal government on Thursday published new guidelines on how, when and whether the millions of patients who use the painkillers should be forced to cut back.
The main point of the
The use of an increasingly popular herbal supplement, kratom, has been touted by consumers as an alternative approach to pain management and as a way to curb opioid addiction.
But, federal agencies and local health providers are warning it may not be so simple, suggesting kratom has
The increasing use of Kratom as a painkiller and substitute to opioids globally got the US drug agencies worried.
Kratom, which has a scientific name of Mitragyna speciosa, is a tropical tree leaf native in Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, and Papua New Guinea. Due to its mind-altering
The markets are sending a message to drugmakers facing opioid litigation: Settle up.
Johnson & Johnson late Tuesday announced its first legal settlement over the pharmaceutical giant’s alleged role in spurring the opioid crisis, a modest $20 million deal with two Ohio counties. The agreement will