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Kratom – A killer or painkiller?


The South East Asian herb Mitragynaspeciosa (kratom) has made the news in recent months because the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) threatened to make it a Schedule 1 drug similar to cocaine and heroin after it claimed that there were 15 deaths associated with the herb. What really hit the headlines is that the DEA backed down after a massive ...

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