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Posted August 5, 2016
U.S. Marshals Seize $150,00 Worth of Kratom
Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), also called mitragynine extract, biak-biak, cratom, gratom, ithang, kakuam, katawn, kedemba, ketum, krathom, krton, mambog, madat, Maeng da leaf, nauclea, Nauclea speciosa, or thang is a tree native to Southeast Asia. Supplements containing kratom typically contain powdered leaves or extract sold in powder, capsules or liquid, and are promoted for pain relief or energy.
Kratom has pharmacological effects similar to morphine and other opiates. Consumption has been associated with respiratory depression, nervousness, agitation, aggression, sleeplessness, hallucinations, delusions, tremors, loss of libido, constipation, skin hyperpigmentation, nausea, vomiting, and severe withdrawal symptoms.
"The FDA will continue to take aggressive enforcement action to safeguard the public from harmful drug products illegally marketed as treatments for which they have not been studied or approved," Melinda Plaisier, the FDA's associate commissioner for regulatory affairs, stated in the FDA press release.
In 2014, the FDA issued an import alert in 2014 on all products containing kratom.
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