Kratom has been called a “wonder drug” by some. Others call it a “dietary or herbal supplement”. The Mayo Clinic calls it “unsafe and ineffective” and says that “research shows little promise”. Kratom has increased in popularity and use in recent years and has been designated as the cause of overdose deaths.
The trafficking and abuse of new synthetic opioids are deadly trends.
The opioid epidemic has an enemy making the abuse of illicit opioids even more deadly, and it’s called Xylazine, a sedative used in veterinary medicine, often used as a horse tranquilizer. In the U.S.
While deaths from COVID-19 are front-page news on a daily basis, another national public health crisis, overdose deaths from the use of illicit drugs, is growing. For many, the correlation represents strong evidence that another painful result of the pandemic is an increase in deaths from drug addiction.