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FDA issues warning letters to companies selling kratom products – Reuters

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it issued warning letters to three companies that illegally marketed and distributed products containing the substance, kratom, which they claimed treat opioid addiction and withdrawal. A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. To…

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In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella – Washington Post
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In a first, FDA orders recall of a ‘contaminated food’ — kratom with salmonella – Washington Post

Kratom capsules. The Food and Drug Administration announced April 3 that it had ordered a mandatory recall of one company’s powdered kratom products that it says contain salmonella. (Mary Esch/AP) The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday ordered a mandatory recall of a Las Vegas company’s powdered kratom products because salmonella was found in the…

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U.S. FDA says recalls, destroys certain kratom-containing dietary products

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it recalled and destroyed a large volume of kratom-containing dietary supplements made by a company in Missouri. FILE PHOTO: – A view shows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Jason Reed/File Photo Kratom is a…

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CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom – Washington Post
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CDC warns about salmonella infections traced to kratom – Washington Post

Federal health officials are urging consumers to avoid kratom as they investigate an outbreak of salmonella illness involving the supplement. (Mary Esch/AP) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and several states are investigating an outbreak of salmonella illness linked to kratom, an unregulated herbal supplement that is sometimes used for…

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Kratom is hailed as a natural pain remedy, assailed as an addictive killer. The U.S. wants to treat it like heroin.

Nancy Knoebel keeps mementos and photographs of her son, Danny Teichman, in her home in Bethlehem, Pa. Teichman died from a kratom overdose in November 2016. (Jessica Kourkounis/For The Washington Post) Andrew Turner’s years in the military left him suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, back pain and the effects of an injury that mangled…

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FDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’ – Washington Post
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FDA ramps up warnings about kratom, calling unregulated herb an ‘opioid’ – Washington Post

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday intensified its warnings about kratom, saying new research provides strong evidence that the unregulated botanical substance has “opioid properties” and is associated with 44 deaths. “We feel confident in calling compounds found in kratom, opioids,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb  said in a statement. The agency’s conclusion is based…

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FDA raises concerns about use of kratom for opioid addiction

(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday waded once again into the hotly contested debate over the safety of kratom, a botanical substance that advocates say can help ease pain and reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but which critics say can lead to addiction and death. FILE PHOTO: Tablets of the opioid-based…

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