According to NBC News, the Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on kratom.
The FDA announced it will seize import shipments, and issued a public health warning about the plant.
36 deaths have been linked to the use of the plant, and the FDA warns kratom products may be laced with opioids.
Kratom is used to treat opioid addiction, depression, anxiety, and other conditions, but has not been subject to clinical trials.
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