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Tramadol with or without paracetamol (acetaminophen) for cancer pain
This Cochrane Review finds very low quality data suggesting tramadol produced pain relief in some adults with pain due to cancer and is not as effective as morphine. There is no evidence for children. The place of tramadol in managing cancer pain and its role as step 2 of the WHO analgesic ladder is unclear. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ultracet (Tramadol Hydrochloride and Acetaminophen Tablets) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - September 13, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Report highlights the dangers of opioid painkillers
Whenever I read or write about the overuse of so-called opioid painkillers it is with mixed feelings. As a lifelong back-pain patient who once depended on them for pain relief, I appreciate the challenge posed by opioids to people in pain and their doctors. People in agonizing pain want it to stop, but opioids are often a poor long-term solution. Doctors want to help their patients, so they may prescribe opioids for extended periods despite well-founded reservations. At the same time, the epidemic of abuse of these painkillers has led to numerous deaths. Like many Americans, I know people whose lives were destroyed—w...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - January 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniel Pendick Tags: Addiction Drugs and Supplements Pain Management hydrocodone opioids oxycodone Source Type: news