Is Big Pharma the new drug dealer of the 21st century? Studies show that some drugs do more harm than good. Such is the case with Tramadol, a painkiller that's killing more people than street drugs.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that there is an overwhelming correlation to accidental fatal overdoses among patients taking prescription painkillers like Tramadol. The landmark study involved monitoring 150,000 patients taking opioid prescription painkillers.
Of these painkillers, Tramadol is one of the worst offenders.
How do we get here?
Although there have been recent crackdowns on who can get prescribed painkillers, doctors in the past were writing scripts left and right for anything ranging from headaches to a sore arse. There simply wasn’t proper monitoring in place according to the Journal of General Medicine.
In a huge study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, they took a sample of 150,000 patients that were prescribed opioid prescription painkillers and found an overwhelming correlation to accidental fatal overdoses.
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