OR THAT BREAD IS FULL OF SALT –
Nov. 18, 2021 – Nearly half the people interviewed didn’t recognize tramadol as an opioid, but even more common opioids such as morphine or methadone were misidentified by at least a quarter of responders. Oxycodone was the opioid that was most correctly identified (85% of responders were correct), followed by fentanyl (78% responders). Several non-opioid drugs were confused with opioids, too. A third of responders thought omeprazole (an antacid) contained opioids, and a quarter thought hyaluronic acid (a skin medication) did.