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In an article published online today at Newsweek.com, researchers report an increase in suicides linked to the use of gabapentin and baclofen. Gabapentin is an antiepileptic, and baclofen is a muscle relaxant and antispasmodic, and they are frequently prescribed for pain instead of opioids. Chronic...

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Between 2005 and 2015, as the opioid crisis in America came into focus, prescriptions for gabapentinoid medications -- gabapentin and pregabalin -- to adults with cancer saw a two-fold increase, a University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center study has found.

Gabapentin, which affects voltage-gated...

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A small study conducted by researchers from the University of Illinois reports that adding gabapentin to opioids for the treatment of chronic pain delivered no advantage in pain control. In the past decade, gabapentin prescribing by primary care for treatment of chronic low back and neck pain has...

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