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There are inaccuracies in this editorial in respect of the practicalities of generating prescriptions for gabapentoinoids. It is repeat dispensing that is no longer allowed, not repeat prescribing. This means that a fresh prescription must be generated each time the medication is needed, rather than pre-authorising a series of prescriptions for the pharmacy. In primary care, at least, electronic signing is permitted, so the prescription does not have to be hand signed.