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FDA finds traces of heavy metals in kratom products

November 27, 2018 6:34 PM
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The FDA has been clamping down on the substance, which advocates say help ease pain and reduce symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but which the agency says has similar effects to narcotics such as opioids and has resulted in dozens of deaths. (AP)

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.

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