Drug dulls shingles, diabetes pain
Gabapentina drug used to control convulsions in epilepsyreduces nerve pain associated with diabetes and shingles.
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From Science News, Vol. 155, No. 1, January 2, 1999, p. 11. Copyright © 1999 by Science Service.
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