The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting

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The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting

Postby ViewsAskew » Mon May 07, 2018 7:07 pm

My eyes hurt tremendously, so I won't stay to write about it now. Click on this to find the article about gabapentin - now a scheduled drug in Kentucky and routinely being abused...
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Re: The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting

Postby legsbestill » Tue May 08, 2018 7:37 pm

Interesting that rls is specifically mentioned as a condition gabapentin is used to treat. I must say I’d have to be really desperate to resort to this drug for a ‘high’ - it’s so unpleasant. Also had a hollow laugh when I read that it is combined with opioids and marijuana for a more ‘intense’ high. It sounds so melodramatic but it doesn’t accord with my experience. Do people find gabapentin more intense when combined with an opioid? I take pregabalin with marijuana but I can’t say I notice any difference between the days when I take them mmj and the days when I don’t.

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Re: The next pharma drug crisis in the US may be starting

Postby Rustsmith » Tue May 08, 2018 8:35 pm

I saw a similar article about six weeks ago that cited gabapentin use at the University of Ohio where they said a 300mg capsule was selling on the street for 50 cents. I am on the faculty at U of Ohio. I don't doubt that it is being abused, but I am pretty sure that most of it is with alcohol and not narcotics. These stories always seem to mix and match facts just to suit the desired message similar to the facts about deaths due to opioid abuse. The fact is that coroners only report the death due to opioids. They do not differentiate between prescription pills and heroin, but the media always makes it appear to be prescription pills that are responsible for the majority.
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