Kratom-related liver injuries on the rise in the US

BOSTON — The commercially available botanical product kratom, often used for its psychotropic effects, was associated with several cases of liver injury, according to data presented at The Liver Meeting 2019.“We found that the frequency of kratom use is on the rise in the United States,” Victor J. Navarro, MD, FAASLD, medical director of liver transplantation at the Einstein Healthcare Network in Pennsylvania, said during a press conference. “We first recognized this trend over the past couple of years, but it became evident that the trend was on the rise as more casesRead More

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