The risky rise of gabapentinoids

December 21st, 2019
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Every clinician wants to prescribe opioids judiciously, but is the solution to use other pain medications more, even in the absence of adequate evidence?

Gabapentin and pregabalin, known more broadly as gabapentinoids, are now among the most commonly prescribed medications in the country, with gabapentin ranking as the 10th most commonly prescribed medication in 2016, according to national prescribing data. Use of gabapentinoids in the U.S. tripled from 2002 to 2015, according to a research letter published in February 2018 by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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