NEURONTIN and FDA warning...

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by victoria, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. victoria

    victoria New Member

    This was excerpted from Dr. Wm. Campbell Douglass' newsletter that I got today, didn't see that anyone else had posted about it yet-- I thought it would be a worthy read:

    Pfizer tried to hush-up negative study results

    ...Internal documents from Pfizer that were recently submitted in a lawsuit against that company showed that the pharmaceutical manufacturer tried to put a lid on medical studies that did not support the use of its epilepsy drug, Neurontin.

    More than that, it seems that the marketing arm of Pfizer even went so far as to delay the publication and even ALTER THE CONCLUSIONS OF STUDIES that found that the drug did not work for conditions other than epilepsy.

    Pfizer is accused of doing this to boost sales... Before the release of the generic version of Neurontin in 2004, the drug had racked up a whopping $2.7 billion in sales in just one year (2003)! ...the company alleged that the product was also effective in the treatment of pain and migraines. But the clinical studies did not support this claim.

    Naturally, Pfizer has denied these allegations. But the company already pleaded guilty and paid $430 million in fines and damages for illegally marketing Neurontin back in 2004.


  2. 3gs

    3gs New Member

    not really.

    It never worked for me. Wonder if docs that still push this have read this
  3. spacee

    spacee Member

    My brother is an MD who takes it for IP. He likes it a lot. And his 87 yo MIL was given it for terrible post operative back pain and it worked for her also. She has recovered and weaned off of it and now goes to Walmart for an hour each week and walks hanging on to the buggy.

    But thanks for posting the study...we need to hear all reports.

  4. Kellyslaw

    Kellyslaw New Member

    It has been a miracle drug for me with low back pain and neuroalgi (sp?). It works better for sciatica than anything I have taken. Thanks for the info though.

  5. jole

    jole Member

    I was on 1500 mg daily for the did nothing for it....just seemed to make me much more sleepy is all. I'm happy to hear it does help some people though***Jole***