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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Signs point to growing abuse of gabapentinoids in the U.S. | Internal Medicine News

Three states have now added gabapentin to their list of Schedule V controlled substances: Kentucky in 2017, West Virginia this May, and Tennessee in July.

Ohio, Minnesota, Virginia, and Massachusetts have taken a different tack to controlling dispensing. In those states, all pharmacies, prescribers, and wholesalers must report all dispensing and sales of gabapentin to their prescription monitoring databases.

https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicinenews/article/175585/addiction-medicine/signs-point-growing-abuse-gabapentinoids-us

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