Recently a buddy of mine told me that you can purchase painkillers online. At first I did not believe him as these are supposed to be controlled. What I came to find out though is that one painkiller in particular is sold massively online and that is ultram or tramadol. And since ultram or tramadol is not codeine based it is not controlled. What is amazing is that you do not even have to have a prescription. Almost every site I visited had a questionnaire to fill out where you would give your personal information along with the reason of why you are ordering the drug. Then it would inform you that a doctor would be reviewing your information and usually an hour later it would get approved if the reason is valid. Once your prescription was approved by the doctor then they would forward that to a pharmacy where your order would be shipped often with overnight delivery. Out of all of the websites I visited that had this drug, every one of them offered both ultram and tramadol in 30, 90, and 180 quantities. Most requested payment by credit card (Visa) but there were some that would take COD’s although there was usually a extra charge for this.
So what do I think of this? I have to say that this is a great thing to have for people who actually need the drug but I feel that this could lead to major addiction also. What many people do not know is that tramadol or ultram although not codeine based is still highly addictive. The withdrawal symptoms are comparable to heroin withdrawal in aching muscles, fever, trouble sleeping. and a constant sick feeling (nausea). With this in mind, I think they really need to revamp the prescription policy and make the people ordering the drug have a valid prescription from a doctor they are seeing first. I know you will get lots of people who will argue against this because they have valid reasons for ordering from the web but I really worry about the people that don’t need it and have this ease to acquire it in a days time. I would love to hear other peoples opinions on this so feel free to comment.