Govt brings Tramadol under narcotics law regulation
Tramadol, a painkiller pharma drug, has been declared a psychotropic substance by the
Union government and its sale in the country will now be strictly monitored after the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) stated that it was being internationally smuggled, and had possible supply links to the global terror group ISIS. The Union Finance Ministry, as per data accessed by, has brought the drug under the control of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS)
Act and a gazette notification to this effect was issued on April 26. The Finance Ministry regulates certain sections of the NDPS Act like categorisation of pharma drugs as narcotic substances. The synthetic opiate is known to be abused on a wide scale by terrorists of the so-called ISIS to suppress pain and boost strength during injury and hence, is also known as the fighter drug among international antinarcotics authorities.