Jacksonville family says kratom caused their son’s death

Nov 07

Dr. John Muenz, Coastal Spine, shares opinion

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The over-the-counter herb kratom is a popular drug linked to multiple deaths, including one young Jacksonville man.

Dr. John Muenz is an addiction medicine specialist with Coastal Spine and Pain Center.

“In my opinion, it (kratom) needs to be regulated,” Dr. Muenz said. “We don’t know anything about this drug. It is a drug of abuse and it has the potential for killing people, particularly, when it is mixed with other substances.”

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