Category: Clinical Trials


Research Shows ‘Safer’ Opioid Tramadol More Likely to Cause Addiction

Mayo Clinic Investigates: Is Tramadol Safe? According to new research performed by Mayo Clinic, the historically “safer” synthetic Opioid Tramadol poses the same high risk for prolonged use, just like any of the other most common prescription Opioid medications. The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) currently classifies Tramadol as a Schedule IV drug, which means it’s considered … Continued


Can Kratom Be Used to Combat the Opioid Crisis?

Kratom: Friend or Foe? Due to a surge in the interest of hallucinogens for opioid addiction treatment, Kratom has been a subject of recent news discussions. Mitragyna speciosa or Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia. It has been used to increase energy and help with painful physical ailments; however, in rare cases, Kratom … Continued


FDA Requiring Pharmaceutical Companies to Reevaluate Opioid Effectiveness

FDA to Require Drug Manufacturers to Reexamine Patients’ Need for Opioids The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon require pharmaceutical companies that produce Opioids to study their effectiveness in dealing with chronic pain. This decision comes out of the government’s attempts to further rein in the rampant Opioid epidemic. Yet, the new study comes … Continued