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If DEA blocks kratom, promising research on opioid alternative may suffer

Kratom, a compound from a Southeast Asian tree, offers hope for a safer opioid alternative, but research could slow to a crawl as the DEA steps in. Continue reading ? The post If DEA blocks kratom, promising research on opioid alternative may suffer appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
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