Tramadol - Controlled Substance In Virginia?

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don whiteman Says:
 
According to U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (Sept. '08 publication) tramadol is NOT a controlled substance. Is it in the state of Virginia?

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Verwon Says:
 
It is considered an Opiate Narcotic, so it should be considered a controlled substance all over the U.S.

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twaster Says:
 
As of Jan 2010 Tramadol is a Class IV controlled substance in Virginia, if caught without intent to distribute up to 1 year in jail, if caught with intent to distribute up to 5 years in prison

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Lawyer Says:
 
Tramadol is not a controlled substance in Virginia. In Jan 2010 legislation was proposed to make it a schedule IV controlled substance but the bill died in committee.

Sources:
leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+54.1-3452

richmondsunlight.com/bill/2011/sb687/


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Dr CB Says:
 
Vernon, "should be" and "is" are two separate issues. Tramadol is NOT a scheduled drug on the federal level (regulated by DEA). It is currently controlled (scheduled) in only 5 states.

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Michelle CPHT Says:
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Tramadol is NOT an opiate narcotic. And as of 2012, per the Code of Virginia, tramadol is NOT a controlled substance. I have a degree in pharmacy, and was a nationally certified pharmacy technician. I'm not someone taking a guess or repeating what so and so told me. Here's a link regarding the original enquiry: lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604?000+cod+54.1-3452

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billb Says:
 
Wrong
its nit controlled. And its an analgesic, not a narcotic

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teresa Says:
 
As of now, Aug 14 Tramadol, Ultram is a controlled Sch IV substance.

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