The regulator said it was aware of 36 deaths associated with kratom, which can have similar effects to narcotics like opioids.
The designation is reserved for drugs that have a high potential for abuse and no accepted medical benefits.
This year’s New Hampshire Film Festival showed a double feature about the state’s opioid epidemic, sparking a dialogue between filmmakers and the community.
The new findings have been released by scientists in Norway.
President Donald Trump told reporters Monday that he would officially make a national emergency declaration to fight the opioid epidemic next week, a move he billed as a “major announcement.”
“The well-being of children is of the utmost importance to me and I plan to use my platform as first lady to help as many kids as I can.”
Although the number of opioid prescriptions in the U.S. has decreased in recent years, Americans still use far more opioids than any other country in the world.
In a notably even-keeled first joint address to Congress, President Donald Trump vowed again to end the nationwide opioid epidemic—with the help of his controversial border wall.
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