A drug that claims to boost focus has been tied to 36 deaths — but you can still buy it online and from a vending machine

November 14, 2017
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Kratom is an herb derived from a plant native to Southeast Asia.
It’s listed as an unapproved drug by the FDA and has effects similar to opioids. It has been linked with 36 deaths.
FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb released a statement on Tuesday warning people to stay away from the herb.

A pill that’s been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has now been linked with 36 deaths, drawing a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday.

The drug is kratom, and despite failing to gain FDA approval, it continued to be …read more

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