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What is kratom the ‘legal heroin’, how dangerous is the drug and why is it now in WHO’s cross hairs?

  • Geneva meeting to assess need for ‘critical review’ to decide on controls for plant substance
  • Kratom’s opioid-like effects worry experts, but users say it’s safe, resist calls for controls

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