Kratom

merlin_153423975_5c85829f-8a46-4a0c-96f5-f8777a8b4c33-jumbo.jpg
April 17, 2019

Opioid Users Call Kratom a Godsend. The F.D.A. Says It’s a Menace.

The steep rise in the number of people suffering opioid addiction has helped spawn the widespread use of another substance: kratom, a green powdered herbal supplement that is widely available and virtually unregulated.
5bfdb6d6260000a803847f7d.jpeg
October 1, 2018

Kratom: Ohio could soon ban plant-based supplement used to treat pain, opioid addiction

Kratom, a plant-based supplement that consumers say alleviates chronic pain and opioid addiction, could soon be banned in Ohio. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy voted Monday to classify kratom a Schedule I controlled substance alongside heroin, LSD and other dangerous illegal drugs. The board concluded kratom has a high potential for abuse, has no accepted medical use, isn’t safe to use in medical treatment and poses a public health risk.
Close