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What is Tramadol and Why It’s on the Controlled Substance List

You may know tramadol under its brand name, Ultram. Manufacturers also offer an extended release version, Ultram ER. When mixed with acetaminophen, which sells under the trade name Tylenol, the drug’s name changes to Ultracet. But what is tramadol, exactly? Opioid Painkiller or Serotonin Uptake Inhibitor? Both! Initially, the manufacturer believed that the substance had…

Infographic that says '9 out of 10 patients who have suffered an overdose on prescription painkillers have been prescribed more pills following an overdose'

Opioid Prescriptions After an Overdose [Infographic]

A new study shows that 9 out of 10 patients who have suffered an overdose on prescription opioid painkillers have been given further opioid prescriptions after an overdose. 70% of these overdose cases, mostly from ignorance on the part of the physicians, have resulted in the same physician being responsible for prescribing before and after…