( CNN) The female had employed oxycodone for almost a decade but told her doctors she had been sober for two years. She never touched narcotics during her pregnancy, she said, and had completed rehab.

Amid an opioid epidemic, the boy’s doctors didn’t blamed heroin, fentanyl or other illicit substances. Instead, they said, the newborn has been an increase dependent on a controversial herbal supplement: kratom.

‘A false sense of safety’

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