Is there a recreational misuse potential for pregabalin? Analysis of anecdotal online reports in comparison with related gabapentin and clonazepam data.

@article{Schifano2011IsTA,
  title={Is there a recreational misuse potential for pregabalin? Analysis of anecdotal online reports in comparison with related gabapentin and clonazepam data.},
  author={Fabrizio Schifano and Stefano D'Offizi and Michele Piccione and Ornella Corazza and Paolo Deluca and Zoe Davey and Giuditta di Melchiorre and Lucia Di Furia and Mag{\'i} Farr{\'e} and Liv Holmefjord Flesland and Miia Mannonen and Aino Majava and Stefania Pagani and Teuvo Peltoniemi and Holger Siemann and Arvid Skutle and Marta Torrens and Cinzia Pezzolesi and Peer van der Kreeft and N. Scherbaum},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2011},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={
          118-22
        }
}
Between January 2008 and August 2010, qualitative Google searches of 203 websites have been carried out in 8 European languages (English, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish) using key words such as ‘legal highs’, ‘research chemicals’, ‘online pharmacy’, ‘Lyrica’, ‘pregabalin’, and ‘online pharmacies’. Out of these, 108 websites were monitored on a regular basis, i.e. daily (n = 21), weekly (n = 32), or monthly (n = 55), depending on relevance; the remaining 95 websites… CONTINUE READING
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