Tramadol’s Big Day

Today is the day that tramadol officially becomes a C-IV controlled substance. Are you in compliance?

We realize that many clinics have been treating tramadol as a controlled substance for some time, so many of you are already complying with the law. But if you aren’t, now is the day to start if you plan to stock and use tramadol in your clinic.

Our previous blog post details the measures you need to make, and we’ve even got a handy checklist for AVMA members to use.

For additional details, see AVMA’s Veterinary Compliance with the DEA and the Controlled Substances Act (member login required) and the DEA Practitioner’s Manual.

2 thoughts on “Tramadol’s Big Day

  1. Alan Garett is correct. Tramadol is controlled. My guess is the price will skyrocket. And what is going on with
    generics? The price of phenobarbital is 10x or more. Triple antibiotic oo has been on the market for decades;
    suddenly the price triples. Prednisolone tabs are on backorder.And on it goes.Why?

  2. JUST ONE MORE PIECE OF DAMN PAPERWORK TO RUIN MY DAY. THIS SUCKS!!!! I SIMPLY CANNOT STAND THIS B.S. ANYMORE. IT’S JUST ANOTHER LEGAL WAY FOR THE GOVT. TO CRAWL UP OUR ASSES WITH A MICROSCOPE SO THEY CAN LEVY RIDUCULOUS FINES AND MAKE ALL OR OUR LIVES JUST A LITTLE MORE MISERABLE. ALL UNDER THE GUISE OF PROTECTING THE PUBLIC. THE FACT IS OUR GOVT IS SLEEPING WITH THE DRUG CARTEL AND FUNDS IT BY RAISING OUR DEA LICENSE FEES AND COLLECTING FINES FROM STATIONARY AND OTHERWISE LAW ABIDING TARGETS-VETERINARIANS, DOCTORS AND PHARMACISTS. THERE HAS BEEN A WAR ON DRUGS SINCE THE 1950’S AND GUESS WHAT, AS MUCH AS MONEY THAT IS SPENT ON THIS SO CALLED WAR YOU’D THINK THE WAR WOULD BE OVER. IF ANYTHING THIS ILLUSIONARY WAR IS A LOST CAUSE. THE REASON MOST DRUGS ARE ILLEGAL IS SO BOTH THE CORPORATE SWINE THAT OWNS THIS COUNTRY AS WELL AS THE DRUG CARTEL CAN GET RICHER AND NO DOUBT FUNNEL MONEY TO CONGRESSMAN EITHER THROUGH PAC MONEY OR DIRECTLY INTO OFFSHORE BANK ACCTS TO MAKE SURE THOSE DRUGS STAY ILLEGAL.