Call for curbs on pregabalin after spike in misuse harms

Researchers have called for greater vigilance among clinicians prescribing pregabalin for pain, after their figures showed a 10-fold rise in ambulance attendances related to its misuse. Of particular concern was a finding that two-thirds of pregabalin-related ambulance call-outs were for people who had also used sedatives, putting then at high risk of harm, said addiction ...

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