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FDA partners Pharmacy Council to curb Tramadol abuse

As the abuse of Tramadol continues to rise in Ghana, the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) is joining forces with a number of sector agencies to curb the illegal distribution and sale of the drug. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the FDA, Mrs Delese Mimi Darko, her outfit is partnering with the Pharmacy Council to boost their surveillance. ...

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FDA intensifies surveillance to curb influx, abuse of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority [FDA], says it has intensified surveillance in the country in a bid to curb the smuggling of Tramadol, a prescription only drug into the country. According to the FDA, its investigation shows that most of the drug comes into the country through unapproved routes making it difficult for them to track its final destination. [contextly_sidebar ...

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Abuse of Tramadol pain killer increases among Ghanaian youth [Report]

There is a growing trend of Tramadol abuse among Ghanaian youth in some parts of the country. Recent surveys have shown the drug is also used among market women, drivers, and in some cases, students. The abuse of Tramadol, a pain relief drug, according to medical experts, functions like heroin and can cause psychotic problems as well as damage vital organs ...

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MoH to restrict access to Tramadol painkiller

The Ministry of Health has said it intends to restrict access to the use of Tramadol, a known painkiller, to check the rising cases of abuse of the drug. The drug, which is said to have flooded the Ghanaian market in alarming quantities, has serious addictive tendencies, according to Health Minister, Kwaku Agyeman Manu. [contextly_sidebar id=”9YfhyJUpicqZYwPj6SaBepzw6TigqrDz”]He said the restriction will ...

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Abuse of Tramadol, other hard substances ruining lives in U/West

Tramadol, a pain relief drug used to treat moderate or severe pains, is a household word on the lips of the youth in the Upper West Region. However, the wrongful use of Tramadol according to medical experts can cause difficulty in breathing or even death. Some youth in the region have become addicted to the drug, administering it in large ...

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FDA seizes over 500,000 capsules of Tramadol

The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized 524,191 capsules, and 3,001 vials of Tramadol over the past eleven months. Vial is a small glass or plastic vessel or bottle, often used to store medication in the form of liquids, powder or capsules. The FDA said about 85 per cent of the seized drugs were manufactured in India whilst 13.5 ...

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