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Krave Bar is creating community in Carrboro

Main St. in Carrboro next to Club Nova Thrift Shop. Customers keep coming back for the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and drinks, featuring both kava and kratom plants. Kava and kratom, two ethnobota… …

FDA: “Disturbingly” High Levels of Heavy Metals Found in Kratom Products

The botanical substance has also been used by those seeking treatment for anxiety, as well as for recreational purposes for its euphoric effects. At this time, there are no FDA-approved therapeutic us… …

FDA finds ‘disturbingly high’ levels of metals in kratom

Some people take it for its stimulating effects. But the FDA has warned the public against taking kratom, saying its medical benefits are unproven and that it could be linked with 44 deaths since 2011 … …

FDA announces new concerns regarding kratom

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, has issued a new warning about kratom, stating that the agency found “disturbingly high levels of heavy metals” in 26 kratom products. “Among the heavy metals we f… …

FDA finds traces of heavy metals in kratom products

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Tuesday it had found high levels of heavy metals such as lead and nickel in some kratom products, following field investigations. The regulator has been c… …

Heavy Metals Found in Some Kratom Products

Nor have there been studies on how kratom, when combined with other substances, may impact the body, its dangers, potential side effects, or interactions with other drugs.” …

Scientists Identify the Lethal Dose of Kratom’s Active Ingredients

“We are trying to present an unbiased assessment of kratom and potentially give insights as why we are seeing more cases of kratom related overdoses,” he says. “Thus, we hypothesize that people are st… …

The U.S. May Ban Kratom. But Are its Effects Deadly or Lifesaving?

A DEA representative recently told Business Insider that a ruling is imminent, but it’s still not clear when or what their decision will be, and kratom was noticeably absent from a recent DEA report o… …

A ruling is imminent on the legality of a controversial drug that’s used to treat addiction — but some have called it a ‘dangerous opioid’

In stark contrast to what regulators have said about kratom, a growing cluster of physicians and researchers are beginning to suggest that the drug could have therapeutic potential. Some have said the… …

Doctors claim kratom tea caused withdrawal symptoms in newborn

The infant craved drugs, but why? Amid an opioid epidemic, the boy’s doctors didn’t blame heroin, fentanyl or other illicit substances. Instead, they said, the infant had grown dependent on a controve… …