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When was Lyrica discovered?

Scientists began reporting on research involving a compound that would eventually become the drug Lyrica back in the 1990s. Pregabalin (the generic name for Lyrica) was initially developed as a medication that helps to control seizures in people who have conditions such as epilepsy. However, scientists later discovered that this compound also helps to treat chronic pain from conditions such as diabetic neuropathy and fibromyalgia.

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