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Re: Neurontin Off Label Usage (T)

Posted by Noa on October 29, 1999, at 14:49:38

In reply to Re: Neurontin and sedation, etc., posted by Susan on October 29, 1999, at 11:40:32

There may never be any big controlled studies of Neurontin as a mood stabilizer, because 1)it is already on the market and has FDA approval, 2)there is anecdotal reporting of its effectiveness for this use, and 3) it sounds like it is relatively safe. So who would be motivated to put up the money for a big time study? (Usually the funds come from the pharmaceutical company, and it is seen as an investment to get the drug on the market in the first place). Problem: Some managed care insurance companies won't cover off label usage. AARRGGHH!!!! (sorry for the appended (E) in this generally (T) post).




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