Did you see this? How rediculous was this??? They turned a NOTHING story into this huge mountain controversy. OK - so Neurontin was promoted for "off label" use which goes against FDA regulations... Fine, I understand the story but how many people have BENEFITTED from that? Especially on this board? I know some of you tried it & didn't respond to it but I have and I remember the past neurontin poll showed a lot of people responded. The scientist on the show probably just couldn't sell the drug - and so he got upset w/ his performance at work and decided to turn in his own company for promoting neurontin for off-label purposes. Tons of drugs are used for off-label purposes bc the FDA takes 10 yrs to approve anything and in the meantime - people suffer. Depakote was used for migraines & bipolar 10 years before the FDA finally approved it. Neurontin could've been successful for bipolar- how would anyone have known if they didn't try - they did have some anecdotes that it was successful. Sure enough neurontin IS helpful for pain in some people. It was even more rediculous when they go "we can't just prescribe drugs based off of anecdotal reports - we need real scientific data" - ok I agree w/ this (I have taken enough stats courses) but then they bring this ONE woman on to TELL her ONE anecdote about how neurontin didn't work for her bipolar disorder and she ended up in the hospital. I thought anecdones were useless data points? This is just such sensational & irresponsible journalism. It's a good drug for a lot of people for a lot of uses... and Neurontin is not the only drug that is prescribed for off label uses. I think 1/2 my medicine cabinet is full of drugs prescribed for off label uses.