Pregabalin is only partially effective for neuropathic painBMJ 2015; 350 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3478 (Published 30 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3478
- Jennie Gwynn, retired research and development pharmaceutical executive, patient1
- 1Penzance TR20 9PR, UK
As a patient with knowledge about research and development (R&D), and marketing, receipt of a prescription for generic pregabalin for neuropathic pain prompted a call to my GP about a possible error. Initially she blamed the pharmacist but the prescription did not specify indication. Subsequent prescriptions have been for Lyrica.
Professionally I am fully aware of escalating R&D costs and maximising patent life. …