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Is ingesting kratom safe? with guest Willie Eggleston, PharmD, on Upstate's The Informed Patient podcast

Opioid-like herb has yet to be researched extensively

Kratom, an herbal substance that people may use for pain and anxiety, is involved in a growing fraction of the overdose deaths in America. Willie Eggleston, PharmD, a toxicologist from the Upstate New York Poison Center, explains that the risks of ingesting kratom are similar to those for other opioids.