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Thiemt, Britta (2020) Qualitative insights into pregabalin use among individuals in opioid agonist treatment. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 74, Summer 2020 , pp. 12-14.

Lyons, Suzi (2020) Appropriate prescribing of pregabalin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 73, Spring 2020 , pp. 21-22.

Lynn, Ena (2020) Repeated cross-sectional study of factors associated with pregabalin-positive poisoning deaths in Ireland. Drugnet Ireland , pp. 16-17.

Brennan, Rebekah and Van Hout, Marie Claire (2020) "Bursting the Lyrica bubble”: experiences of pregabalin use in individuals accessing opioid agonist treatment in Dublin, Ireland. Heroin Addiction and Related Clinical Problems , Early online .

Lynn, Ena and Cousins, Grainne and Lyons, Suzi and Bennett, Kathleen (2020) A repeated cross-sectional study of factors associated with pregabalin-positive poisoning deaths in Ireland. Drug and Alcohol Dependence , 206 , (107741) .

Lynn, Ena (2019) Has an increase in the dispensing of pregabalin influenced poisoning deaths in Ireland? Drugnet Ireland , Issue 71, Autumn 2019 , pp. 15-17.

MacCleod, John and Steer, Colin and Tilling, Kate and Cornish, Rosie and Marsden, John and Millar, Tim and Strang, John and Hickman, Matthew (2019) Prescription of benzodiazepines, z-drugs, and gabapentinoids and mortality risk in people receiving opioid agonist treatment: observational study based on the UK Clinical Practice Research Datalink and Office for National Statistics death records. PLoS ONE , 16 , (11) , e1002965.

Green, Katlyn and Cooke O'Dowd, Nora and Watt, Hilary and Majeed, Azeem and Pinder, Richard J (2019) Prescribing trends of gabapentin, pregabalin, and oxycodone: a secondary analysis of primary care prescribing patterns in England. BJGP Open , 3 , (3) .

Millar, Sean (2019) Pregabalin and gabapentin reclassified as controlled drugs in the UK. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 68, Winter 2019 , p. 20.

Lynn, Ena and Lyons, Suzi (2018) Drug-related deaths and deaths among drug users 2004–2015. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 64, Winter 2018 , pp. 4-6.

Daly, Caroline and Griffin, Eve and Ashcroft, Darren M and Webb, Roger T and Perry, Ivan J and Arensman, Ella (2018) Intentional drug overdose involving pregabalin and gabapentin: findings from the National Self-Harm Registry Ireland, 2007-2015. Clinical Drug Investigation , 38 , (4) , pp. 373-380.

Lyons, Suzi (2018) Overview on pregabalin and gabapentin. Drugnet Ireland , Issue 65, Spring 2018 , pp. 11-12.

Corrigan, Desmond (2017) Concern increasing over the emergence of pregabalin as a drug of abuse. Irish Pharmacist , 3 , (18) , 20 p..

McGuire, Vivion (2016) Drug and alcohol trends in Blanchardstown. Drugnet ireland , Issue 58, Summer 2016 , p. 14.

McNamara, Sinead and Stokes, Siobhan and Kilduff, R and Shine, A (2015) Pregabalin abuse amongst opioid substitution treatment patients. Irish Medical Journal , 108 , (10) .

Osman, M and Casey, P (2014) Pregabalin abuse for enhancing sexual performance: case discussion and literature review. Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine , 31 , (4) , pp. 281-286.

Behan, Aine and Hryniewiecka, Magdalena and O'Tuathaigh, Colm MP and Kinsella, Anthony and Cannon, Mary and Karayiorgou, Maria and Gagos, Joseph A and Waddington, John L and Cotter, David R (2012) Chronic adolescent exposure to Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol in COMT mutant mice: impact on indices of dopaminergic, endocannabinoid and GABAergic pathways. Neuropsychopharmacology , 37 , pp. 1773-1783.


[Irish Times] , Gallagher, Conor Over-prescription of tablets helping to drive illicit street trade. (28 Apr 2020)

[Irish Times] , Houston, Muiris Benzodiazepine warning is highly significant. (30 Sep 2019)

[BBC News Northern Ireland] , Bonner, Kelly [Northern Ireland] Pregabalin/Lyrica reclassified to a class C drug. (01 Apr 2019)

[Irish Times] The Irish Times view on deaths from prescription drugs: cause for alarm. (14 Mar 2019)

[] , Thomas, Conal From medicine cabinet to the streets: Abuse of prescription drugs rises in Dublin. (22 Feb 2019)

[BMJ] UK Pregabalin and gabapentin become controlled drugs to cut deaths from misuse. (16 Oct 2018)

[Belfast Media Group] , Short, Evan [Northern Ireland].Hydebank: Drugs are easier to get inside teenagers’ jail than outside. (06 Oct 2017)

[] Pregabalin harm reduction campaign launched on (22 Mar 2017)

[Derry Journal] , Mullan, Kevin Pfizer seeking testimony from illegal pill users as part of drug surveillance efforts. (15 Jan 2017)

[Department of Health (UK)] [Northern Ireland] Department of Health warning over illicit prescription drugs in circulation. (23 Dec 2016)

[Belfast Telegraph] Drug 'important therapeutic agent'. [Pregabalin]. (26 Sep 2014)

[European Parliament] New psychoactive substances: European Parliament committee backs Commission proposal. (11 Mar 2014)


Duffin, Tony and Keane, Marcus and Millar, Sean R (2020) Street tablet use in Ireland: a Trendspotter study on use, markets, and harms. Dublin: Ana Liffey Drug Project.

Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health. (2019) Canadian guidelines on benzodiazepine receptor agonist use disorder among older adults. Toronto: Canadian Coalition for Seniors’ Mental Health.

Taylor, Stephen and Annand, Fizz and Burkinshaw, Peter and Greaves, Felix and Kelleher, Michael and Knight, Jonathan and Perkins, Clare and Tran, Anh and White, Martin and Marsden, John (2019) Dependence and withdrawal associated with some prescribed medicines. An evidence review. London: Public Health England.

Extern. (2017) Pregabalin: Guidance for people working with Pregabalin users. Newtownabbey: Extern.

International research

Public Health England. (2020) Drug Harms Assessment and Response Team. Quarterly summary for professionals: August 2020. London: Public Health England. 11 p.

Rentsch, Christopher T and Morford, Kenneth L and Fiellin, David A and Bryant, Kendall J and Justice, Amy C and Tate, Janet P . (2020) Safety of gabapentin prescribed for any indication in a large clinical cohort of 571,718 US Veterans with and without alcohol use disorder. Alcoholism, Clinical and Experimental Research

Vold, Jørn Henrik and Skurtveit, Svetlana and Aas, Christer and Chalabianloo, Fatemeh and Kloster, Pia Synnøve and Johansson, Kjell Arne and Fadnes, Lars Thore . (2020) Dispensations of benzodiazepines, z-hypnotics, and gabapentinoids to patients receiving opioid agonist therapy; a prospective cohort study in Norway from 2013 to 2017. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (352) DOI: 10.1186/s12913-020-05195-5

Nielsen, Suzanne and Gowing, Linda and Sabioni, Pamela and Le Foll, Bernard [The Cochrane Library] . (2019) Pharmacotherapies for cannabis dependence. London: Wiley. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (1) Art. No.: CD008940. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008940.pub2.

Schifano, Fabrizio and Chiappini, Stephania . (2019) Pregabalin: a range of misuse‐related unanswered questions. Wiley. CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics, 25 (5)

Bonnet, Udo and Richter, Emily-Lisa and Isbruch, Katrin and Scherbaum, Norbert . (2018) On the addictive power of gabapentinoids: a mini-review. Psychiatria Danubina, 30 (2)

Banndrup, Lone and Ebdrup, Bjorn J and Rasmussen, Jesper O and Lindschou, Jane and Gluud, Christian and Glenthoj, Birte J [The Cochrane Library] . (2018) Pharmacological interventions for benzodiazepine discontinuation in chronic benzodiazepine users. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD011481.pub2

WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence. [WHO] (2017) 39th Expert Committee on Drug Dependence: technical documents. Geneva: World Health Organization. Thirty-ninth meeting, Geneva, 6-10 November 2017

Minozzi, Silvia and Cinquini, Michela and Amato, Laura and Davoli, Marina and Farrell, Michael and Pani, Pier Paolo and Vecchi, Simona [The Cochrane Library] . (2015) Anticonvulsants for cocaine dependence. London: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (4) DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006754.pub4

Drug and Alcohol Findings. (2012) Effectiveness Bank Bulletin [Methamphetamine treatment]. Drug and Alcohol Findings. Effectiveness Bank Bulletin, 28 Nov

Dail Debates

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debates. Written answers 325, 326, 327 & 328 - Medicinal products regulation [6693/18]. (13 Feb 2018)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 36 - Prescriptions data [Opioids and sedatives] [37968/16]. (01 Dec 2016)

[Oireachtas] Dail Eireann debate. Written answer 660 - Prescriptions data [Pregabalin] [22587/16]. (19 Jul 2016)

Conference or Workshop Item

Santlal, Kiran and Gibbons, Zorina and McCarron, Peter and Keenan, Eamon (2017) Gamma Hydroxybutyrate & Gamma Butrolactone (GHB/GBL): a case series of inpatient & outpatient detoxification. In: Club Health Dublin, 24-26 June 2017, Dublin.


(2020) Appropriate prescribing of Pregabalin. Dublin: Health Service Executive.

UK Teratology Information Service. (2019) BUMPS: Best use of medicines in pregnancy - Gabapentin. London: UK Teratology Information Service. (2017) Pregabalin factsheet. Dublin:

UK Teratology Information Service. (2016) BUMPS: Best use of medicines in pregnancy - Pregabalin. London: UK Teratology Information Service.

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