Pain is a problem that all of us experience and sometimes, it may even be a chronic issue. As an example, back pain is one of the most common problems that leads to people missing work but people can experience pain in any part of the body and they may experience it for a wide variety of reasons. When they do, they often go to the doctor to find a way to control the issue.
In some cases, a doctor may give a prescription for Tramadol, as it is a prescription painkiller. Thousands of people take it every day and they do so in the hopes that it will get rid of the pain that they are experiencing. According to a pathologist in Northern Ireland, however, Tramadol has a dark secret that anybody who has ever taken the medication should know.
As it turns out, tramadol is linked to many deaths in Northern Ireland and around the world. As a matter of fact, according to the Northern Ireland pathologist that released this information, it is claiming more lives than any other drug, including illegal drugs, such as cocaine and heroin. In Northern Ireland alone, 33 deaths were directly linked to the use of tramadol last year, including a 16-year-old girl and an older gentleman in his 70s. It is incredible that such a medication could cost so many lives and yet it still be given out as freely as what it is.
Tramadol is an opiate-based medication and it is available only through the use of a prescription. More and more frequently, however, people are using tramadol that they pick up on the black market. Unless the appropriate action is taken, it may be possible that more people could die as a result of using this medication. In part, that change may require an additional upgrade for the medication to a class A drug.
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