Management of pregabalin and gabapentin prescribing and use in NSW prisons

Gary Nicholls, Peter Samios and Stephen Hampton
Med J Aust 2019; 211 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/mja2.50398
Published online: 18 November 2019

To the Editor: The editorial by Murnion and Conigrave1 and the article by Crossin and colleagues2 on the dangers of misuse of pregabalin are a timely warning to all prescribers. The black market utility (based on testimonies) and frequent misuse of pregabalin is well known both academically and to prescribers in prison environments.3,4

  • Gary Nicholls1,2
  • Peter Samios1
  • Stephen Hampton1

  • 1 Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 UNSW Sydney, Sydney, NSW


Primary care clinical staff at Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network.

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