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Consultation on prescription drug tramadol

The government wants to make tramadol a Class C drug but ensure it is available to those who need it as a prescription medicine.

Crime prevention minister Jeremy Browne launched a consultation on 22 July, in conjunction with the Department for Health, on access to tramadol.

It follows a recommendation by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) to control tramadol as a Class C drug, based on concerns about the misuse of the prescription medicine.