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West Virginia pharmacy board: Gabapentin, 'drug of concern'

A surge of overdoses has led the West Virginia Board of Pharmacy to designate the nerve-pain medication gabapentin, sold under the brand name Neurontin, as a "drug of concern." The … Click to Continue »
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