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Seizure Medication Potiga Discontinued

Roni Shye - July 27, 2017

Recently GlaxoSmithKline has decided to stop the manufacturing of their anti-seizure medication Potiga (ezogabine).

Medications are discontinued and taken off the market for a variety of reasons. Sometimes there are issues with safety, but sometimes a manufacturer will decide to discontinue a drug just because it’s no longer profitable. For example, this sometimes happens with brand name drugs that have a generic alternative—fewer and fewer people fill the more expensive brand over time. See More

Gabapentin Now a Controlled Substance in Kentucky

Roni Shye - July 13, 2017

The number of prescriptions written for gabapentin (Neurontin), a common medication for nerve pain, is at an all-time high, with 57 million prescriptions dispensed in 2015.

Gabapentin is not considered an addictive drug, although it does have characteristics that offer the potential for abuse. Some individuals describe varying experiences with gabapentin abuse, including euphoria, improved sociability, a marijuana-like high, a sense of calm, as well as ‘zombie-like’ effects. See More

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