Govt brings Tra­madol un­der nar­cotics law reg­u­la­tion

BioSpectrum (India) - - POLICY AND REGULATORY NEWS -

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.

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