Abuse of Medications That Theoretically Are Without Abuse Potential

Roy R. Reeves, DO, PhD; Mark E. Ladner, MD; Candace L. Perry, MD; Randy S. Burke, PhD; Janet T. Laizer, MD


South Med J. 2015;108(3):151-157. 

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We suggest that clinicians need to expand their index of suspicion regarding the potential for abuse of noncontrolled medications that have the ability to affect the central nervous system. For patients with a history of substance abuse or those demonstrating evidence of abuse of pharmaceutical agents, these medications should be prescribed with caution.