Prescriptions for nonopioid pharmacological therapies such as gabapentin and baclofen have been increasing… Gabapentin and baclofen misuse, toxicity, use in suicide attempts, and associated healthcare utilization among adults in the United States have significantly increased since 2013. Careful consideration and risk-benefit analysis should be employed when prescribing these medications.

This article is from Clinical Toxicology. Kimberly Reynolds, Robert Kaufman, Amanda Korenoski, Laura Fennimore, Joshua Shulman & Michael Lynch (2019): Trends in gabapentin and baclofen exposures reported to U.S. poison centers, Clinical Toxicology, DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2019.1687902

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