'kratom' Leaf Makes Presence Felt In Us Emergency Rooms

"Kratom," a little-known leaf from Southeast Asia that proponents say is useful for treating a wide-range of maladies, also is making its presence felt in U.S. emergency rooms, as teens and others discover its negative side effects.

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