Nov 22, 2017
By Andy Johnson
Meanwhile, Health Canada has launched a review of the increasingly popular drug Tramadol, a move that could reverse a decade-old decision to not classify it as an opiod. If that occurs, Tramadol would be put on the same footing as opiods like morphine and oxycodone and would be subject to tighter controls and enhanced reporting and record keeping.
On the plus side, the Health Institute Information report indicates that over all doctors are prescribing fewer pills and lower doses and fentenyl prescriptions are on the decline.