Is Kratom, an over-the-counter supplement, contributing to overdose deaths?  

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Is Kratom, an over-the-counter supplement, contributing to overdose deaths? – ABC News

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In an age where energy boosters, fat loss supplements, and pain relievers are easy to get over the counter, little is known about a supplement known as kratom – an herbal extract which has been linked to at least 91 deaths, according to the CDC.

 

It has become a go-to for many people suffering from opioid withdrawal and substance abuse, and as kratom becomes more popular in the U.S., scientists are trying to better understand how it affects the body, and how to test for it in people who overdose.

 

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