The abuse of Tramadol is speedily becoming a global issue and if stringent measures are not put in place to resolve this, many people will lose their lives and more would end up in drug rehabilitation centres.
A viral video reveals the dangers persons who abuse the opioid painkiller go through; a reason heath experts are warning against the abuse of the drug.
Tramadol is a pain relief drug, which according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital organs in the human body if abused.
Recent surveys have shown that the drug is being abused by some youth, as well as some market women, drivers and in some cases students.
Findings have shown that Tramadol abuse has killed more people than heroin and cocaine.
This has called for concerns and Ghana’s Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has planned to join forces with a number of sector agencies to curb the illegal entry, distribution, sale of tramadol following how some Ghanaians are speedily abusing the drug.
Head of Substance Abuse at FDA, Olivia Boateng recently said in an interview that it will partner with other health facilities and regulatory agencies to form a task force team that will curb the smuggling of Tramadol in the country.
FDA’s recent investigation shows that most of the drug comes into the country through unapproved routes making it difficult to track its final destination.