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An herbal over-the-counter drug was a cause in the overdose deaths of 91 people from July 2016 to December 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. An herbal over-the-counter drug was a cause in the overdose deaths of 91 people from July 2016 to December 2017, according to the Centers for Disease Control. 

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NEW YORK - U.S. health officials say overdose deaths involving the herbal supplement kratom are more common than previously reported. A government report released Thursday said kratom was a cause in 91 overdose deaths in 27 states. Officials previously said they knew of 44 nationally.NEW YORK - U.S. health officials say overdose deaths involving the herbal supplement kratom are more common than previously reported. A government report released Thursday said kratom was a cause in 91 overdose deaths in 27 states. Officials previously said they knew of 44 nationally. Most who died had also taken heroin, fentanyl or other drugs. But kratom was the only substance detected in seven of the deaths.

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Kratom, an easily obtained herbal drug, has caused nearly 100 overdose deaths in recent years, per a CDC report. Here, experts explain why the side effects are so dangerous.The easily obtained drug has addictive, opioid-like compounds.

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US officials concerned about growing abuse of plant recently legalised in Thailand for medical purposesNEW YORK: Overdose deaths in the United States involving herbal supplements made with kratom, a mild narcotic popular in Thailand, are more common than previously reported, health officials say.

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Kratom is back in the headlines again. Last year it was linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Now, this over-the-counter herbal drub has been tied to almost 100 overdose deaths nationwide.Kratom is back in the headlines again. Last year it was linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak. Now, this over-the-counter herbal drub has been tied to almost 100 overdose deaths nationwide.

Ask Dr. Nandi: Herbal drug Kratom linked to almost 100 overdose deaths, CDC reports

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. When it comes to drug use, there are a few big scary names that come to mind. Fentanyl, heroin, and synthetic cannabinoids have all been known to lead to overdosing and, in some cases, death. But one culprit behind drug overdosing is still on your pharmacy shelf. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday detailing the deaths linked to an over-the-counter herbal supplement called kratom. Sold in powdered or capsule form, this drug is marketed as a balm to pain, anxiety, and even dependence on other drugs. But the substance isn't regulated by the FDA, and some officials have concerns about its safety. Kratom is said to cause a euphoric high similar to that of opioid drugs — the same ones that have caused our nationwide epidemic of drug dependence and addiction. While previous estimates of kratom-related deaths hovered around 44, the CDC analyzed 18 months of data to find that kratom was involved in 91 overdose deaths across 27 states, the new report said. Most deaths had other drugs involved, like fentanyl or heroin; but in seven of the cases, kratom was the only drug linked to the deaths. Using kratom can cause "a variety of serious medical outcomes," said Henry Spiller, who has conducted studies on the drug. "Just because it is currently classified as an herbal supplement does not mean it is regulated or that it is safe." Read more about the dangers of kratom at CBS News. Shivani Ishwar

This over-the-counter herbal supplement was linked to 91 overdose deaths

When it comes to drug use, there are a few big scary names that come to mind. Fentanyl, heroin, and synthetic cannabinoids have all been known to lead to overdosing and, in some cases, death. But one culprit behind drug overdosing is still on your pharmacy shelf. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Friday detailing the deaths linked to an over-the-counter herbal supplement called kratom. Sold in powdered or capsule form, this drug is marketed as a balm to pain, anxiety, and even dependence on other drugs. But the substance isn't regulated by the FDA, and some officials have concerns about its safety. Kratom is said to cause a euphoric high similar to that of opioid drugs — the same ones that have caused our nationwide epidemic of drug dependence and addiction. While previous estimates of kratom-related deaths hovered around 44, the CDC analyzed 18 months of data to find that kratom was involved in 91 overdose deaths across 27 states, the new report said. Most deaths had other drugs involved, like fentanyl or heroin; but in seven of the cases, kratom was the only drug linked to the deaths. Using kratom can cause "a variety of serious medical outcomes," said Henry Spiller, who has conducted studies on the drug. "Just because it is currently classified as an herbal supplement does not mean it is regulated or that it is safe." Read more about the dangers of kratom at CBS News. Shivani Ishwar

This over-the-counter herbal supplement was linked to 91 overdose deaths

There were more than 1800 calls to the national poison center concerning exposure to kratom from 2011 to 2017.There were more than 1800 calls to the national poison center concerning exposure to kratom from 2011 to 2017.

Kratom linked to nearly 100 U.S. overdose deaths, CDC finds