Deaths due to kratom overdose rose to an alarming rate within just a five-month period beginning July 2016. It is largely known as an herbal supplement, but large doses could lead to seizures, coma, and even death.
Medicine April 12, 2019
A newborn had to undergo withdrawal treatment after his mother drank kratom during her pregnancy. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. says that this case is not unique.
Public Health November 9, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration cracked down again on companies that continue to sell the kratom supplement. The unknown product is linked to a recent outbreak of salmonella, which has so far affected 130 people in the United States.
Public Health May 22, 2018
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a mandatory recall for all kratom products by Triangle Pharmanaturals. This is the first time that the FDA launched such an order, looking to stem the salmonella outbreaks related to the herbal supplement.
Public Health April 4, 2018
Health officials are now investigating kratom supplements as the number of salmonella cases linked to kratom increases. To date, there have been 87 cases in the kratom-based salmonella outbreak.
Public Health March 16, 2018
The FDA is not batting an eye after discovering kratom as the culprit behind this recent Salmonella outbreak. For public protection, products with the opioid substitute are now being recalled and destroyed.
Public Health February 25, 2018
A salmonella outbreak has affected 28 people across 20 states, with 11 victims hospitalized. The CDC has linked the incident to the controversial kratom herbal supplements, and has recommended consumers to avoid the products.
Public Health February 21, 2018
A 2014 study showed that half of those who regularly used kratom for six months developed kratom dependency. Besides addiction, here are other potential side effects of using the herbal supplement.
Public Health February 9, 2018
The FDA issued a statement warning consumers about the opioid-like effects of kratom. The Southeast Asian herbal supplement has the potential to cause addiction and death.
Medicine November 15, 2017
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is retracting its notice of intent to classify kratom as a schedule I substance. The agency has also opened a public comment period to gather more information.
Public Health October 14, 2016
As per DEA’s announcement on Aug. 30, it is unacceptable to use the tropical medicinal plant, kratom, in the country from Friday, Sept. 30. Many people as well as researchers claim that kratom is effective in treating alcohol and painkiller addiction.
Public Health September 30, 2016