Misuse and abuse of pregabalin and gabapentin: cause for concern?

  title={Misuse and abuse of pregabalin and gabapentin: cause for concern?},
  author={Fabrizio Schifano},
  journal={CNS drugs},
  volume={28 6},
Gabapentinoids (e.g. pregabalin and gabapentin) are widely used in neurology, psychiatry and primary healthcare but are increasingly being reported as possessing a potential for misuse. In fact, increasing levels of both prescriptions and related fatalities, together with an anecdotally growing black market, have been reported from a range of countries. This article reviews the current evidence base of this potential, in an attempt to answer the question of whether there is cause for concern… CONTINUE READING
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