Gabapentin and pregabalin to be subject to tighter controls

From April 2019 gabapentin and pregabalin will be reclassified as class C controlled substances, making it illegal to possess them without a prescription or to supply or sell them to others.

by Lisa Lytle
Prescribers will need to physically sign prescriptions for gabapentin and pregabalin from April 2019. | MICHAEL DONNE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Prescribers will need to physically sign prescriptions for gabapentin and pregabalin from April 2019. | MICHAEL DONNE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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