Kratom’s risk obscured by ‘soft data’

The FDA has repeatedly stated that kratom is dangerous, saying it can lead addiction and in some cases, death. However, some experts continue to press forward to convince the Drug Enforcement Administration to legalize kratom — touted as an alternative approach to pain management.Marc T. Swogger, PhD, a co-author of a 2018 article about kratom’s risks and benefits, told Healio Primary Care that there is “no good evidence that kratom is ‘deadly.’”“The overall data suggest that kratom is a relatively mild plant that is helping people and is an importantRead More

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