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Doctors May Be Over-Prescribing Seizure Drugs to Treat Pain

13:00 EDT 2 Aug 2017 | Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 2, 2017 -- Physicians might be relying too heavily on "off-label" use of epilepsy drugs as an alternative to prescribing narcotic painkillers, two experts in internal medicine contend. Doctors are prescribing the anti-seizure drugs...

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