FDA Warns Kratom Companies Not to Market Products as Opioid Addiction Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week warned two companies selling the herbal supplement kratom not to market their products as a treatment for opioid addiction, USA Today reports.

The FDA says the companies, Cali Botanicals and Kratom NC, illegally sold products containing kratom that claimed to treat or cure opioid addiction and withdrawal symptoms, as well as other health conditions the supplement has not been proven to treat.

“As we work to combat the opioid crisis, we cannot allow unscrupulous vendors to take advantage of consumers by selling products with unsubstantiated claims that they can treat opioid addiction or alleviate other medical conditions,” Acting FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless said in a statement.

What Are the Current Drug Trends Among Teens and Young Adults?

Drug trends among teens today still include marijuana, opioids and hallucinogens, but also newcomers like kratom, K2/Spice and others purchased online.

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