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Officials at Kentucky’s Poison Control Center say Kratom is unregulated, dangerous and can even be deadly.
But some users say the drug has saved their lives.
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Kratom is considered a drug of concern in Kentucky, but it’s legal, therefore it’s sold at several shops throughout Louisville and online.
Users claim it helps with opioid withdrawal or chronic pain.
But doctors say this leaf from Southeast Asia isn’t always what you think it is.
“The problem is the Kratom that we’re seeing might have the active ingredient that we see there, but it also has 25 other different natural chemicals in it, and that poses a problem in that there’s potential for drug interactions, and other effects people are not anticipating,” said Dr.… Continue reading.READ MORE
The CDC says kratom, an herbal supplement, was a cause of deaths in 91 fatal overdoses in the United States from July 2016 to December 2017. USA TODAY
JACKSON — Mississippi legislators have killed bills that would either ban or regulate kratom, an herbal drug that can be used for pain relief.
Kratom is currently unregulated in most parts of the United States, but has been outlawed by a few local governments in Mississippi amid concerns that it can be harmful.
Kratom is derived from a tree that’s native to Southeast Asia.
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