The botanical drug Kratom is under fire from health officials who say it’s a dangerous and addictive opioid and a new report links Kratom with multi-state Salmonella outbreak.
The CDC says eleven people have been hospitalized and no deaths have been reported.
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Kratom is a natural herb promoted as an alternative to opioid pain killers and help treat pain, depression and anxiety. It comes in powders and pills.
The CDC has not identified a common source, supplier or specific brand responsible for the outbreak, and warns not take Kratom in any form because it could contain Salmonella.