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Letters Drugs for neuropathic pain

Potential misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1290
  1. Hannah Loftus, specialist trainee year 5, genitourinary medicine1,
  2. Alison Wright, consultant in genitourinary medicine1
  1. 1Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield S10 2JF, UK
  1. hannah.loftus{at}

Kalso and colleagues summarise drugs used to manage neuropathic pain.1 However, they should have mentioned the potential misuse of pregabalin and gabapentin, which Spence highlighted last year.2 Reports of gabapentin and pregabalin …

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