Gabapentin use continues to rise despite lack of evidence, concerns over coprescribing

Gabapentinoid use has continued to increase in the last several years despite a “dearth of evidence” that supports the drug’s use, according to researchers.
“Recent research has highlighted continued increases in gabapentin prescriptions, especially in combination with opioids, in the United States,” Michael E. Johansen, MD, MS, a family physician at OhioHealth, and Donovan T. Maust, MD, MS, an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical School, wrote in the Annals of Family Medicine.
Johansen and Maust sought to update

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