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Pregabalin and gabapentin to be reclassified as Class C controlled substances


I'd like to add to the comment above. When looking at employers asking about medication I can say this has already started. Only last week my company has told me they need a letter from my GP clarifying that I am competent to drive on my medication. How is this an inclusive society? I am being singled out and my own judgement questioned on my driving competency. I have taken pregabalin for years for neuropathic pain. It is one of the drugs that allows me to continue to work and make an economic contribution to society. Yet I feel singled out for having a disability that requires medication. My previous GP informed me a copy of my repeat medication would be sufficient to prove I am being prescribed them so why is this not acceptable for my employer????? Because (excuse my language) it's an ass covering exercise. The industry that proports to be a caring industry should hang their heads in shame. I have never been asked about medication by any other employer. So the shift in attitude has to be driven by changes in classification. I would also point out I was first employed with my disability and medication and no questions were asked then.....

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9 AUG 2019

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